KARACHI: Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Majeed Abbasi was killed Tuesday when unknown assailants opened fire on a police mobile in Karachi’s Shah Latif Town area.
The DSP was on his way to duty when he was targeted in Shah Latif Town’s Zafar Town area. The slain police official was posted as SP of Site town.
He was critically injured and was being shifted to Jinnah Hospital but succumbed to his wounds on the way, Dr Seemin Jamali, head of emergency at JPMC, told media.
Station House Officer (SHO) Shah Latif Town also said DSP Majeed Abbasi was killed when four unidentified assailants targeted his police mobile near Masjid Ahl Hadees.
Police, Rangers and officers in the Sindh capital have been frequently targeted in Karachi in the fight against militancy, target killings and sectarian violence. Grenades have been lobbed at police stations and vehicles.
Earlier last month, deputy superintendent of police Abdul Fatah Sangri along with his security guard and driver was shot dead in a gun attack.
On May 9, a DSP was gunned down in Shah Faisal area of the metropolis.
Karachi has been a cauldron of ethnic and political tension for decades, where political parties have militant wings, gangs make money through drug-trafficking, land grabbing and other forms of crime, and sectarian violence.
Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.