Armed assailants open fire at bus at Safoora Chowk,43 killed

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KARACHI: Armed assailants on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate firing on a bus, killing around 41 people and injuring many, ARY News reported.

Attackers used 9mm guns: IG Police Sindh

Sindh Police chief Ghulam Hyder Jamali while talking to ARY News said that six gunmen riding on three motorcycles were involved in the attack. They stopped the bus entered in the vehicle and opened indiscriminate fire over the people sitting in the bus, the Inspector General Police Sindh said.

He said that it was a terrorist attack, “We are fighting the war against terrorism.”

Citing hospital sources, the IG Sindh Jamali said that 43 people were killed and 13 injured in the terrorist attack. He further said that the attackers used 9mm guns in the attack.  

CM Sindh takes notice

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah took notice of the action and contacted IG Sindh. Expressing anger over the lack of security measures in the city, he suspended DSP and the SHO of the area.

Among the dead, as many as 16 women are also said to be included in the figure of the dead. A total of 60 people were on board the bus. The injured have been shifted to various hospitals whereas 41 victims succumbed to their injuries. 9mm pistol and SMG shells were recovered from the crime scene. After the attack had taken place, emergency was imposed in private and government hospitals. Reportedly, the attack was carried out on a particular community.

According to eyewitness accounts six gunmen stopped the bus and  sprayed it with bullets from both sides, injuring many passengers on the spot. After the attack had taken place, Rangers personnel and police reached the scene, as well as ambulances to shift the injured to hospitals.

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