DSP Traffic, constable shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: A deputy superintendent of traffic police and his security guard were gunned down in Karachi on Friday morning.
DSP Hanif's vehicle came under attack in Azizabad area when he was on his way home from office.
According to sources, unidentified gunmen surrounded his car and fired around 15 bullets, killing the top traffic officer and constable Sultan on the spot.
Soon after the incident, law enforcement personnel reached the scene and started an investigation after collecting evidence. Preliminary investigation reveals that 9mm pistols were used in the incident.
Zulfiqar Larik, deputy inspector general of police, said it was unclear who was behind the shooting but suspicion fell on local militants who often claim responsibility for attacks on security forces in Karachi and elsewhere in the country.
So far, twelve policemen have been murdered in the metropolis in the last three months.
Meanwhile, the funeral prayers of martyred Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Hanif Khan, Police Constable Sultan Ahmed, Traffic Section Karimabad were offered in the Special Security Unit Headquarters after Juma Prayers. The martyred police officers were fired upon by the assailants resulting injuries to both the Traffic Police Officers. The officers succumbed to their injuries.
The funeral prayers were attended by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi Lt. General Shahid Baig Mirza, DG Rangers Major General Muhammad Saeed, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, IGP Sindh A.D Khowaja, Additional IGP Sindh Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti, Additional IGP Karachi Range Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Commandant SSU Maqsood Ahmed and other senior police officers, including Commandos of SSU. - NNI