Chinese national shot in Karachi ‘targeted’ attack dies

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A Chinese national who was critically injured in Karachi on Monday when unknown suspects opened fire at his car has died, a doctor said.

Unknown suspects in a car opened fire at the Chinese national’s car in Clifton, near Zamzama Park, in what police called a targeted attack.

Initially, station house officer (SHO) Clifton had said that the Chinese citizen, an employee at a shipping firm in Karachi, was alone in his car at the time of the attack. It later emerged that there were two Chinese nationals in the car when the suspects opened fire, however, one had managed to escape the crime scene. He has not yet been found.

According to police, the victim was shot in the head when the suspects opened fire at him. A 30-year-old passer-by was also shot in the leg.

“It appears to be a targeted incident,” police said. Nine bullet casings were recovered from the site of the attack.

The injured were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where Dr Seemin Jamali confirmed that the Chinese national had received a head injury and was in a critical condition. She later said that the man died during treatment.

Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the incident and ordered deputy inspector general south to start an inquiry into the matter.

“All measures should be taken to ensure that the suspects are arrested,” the minister said.

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