- Title: PAKISTAN: DEATH TOLL RISES AS THE VIOLENCE CONTINUES
- Date: 3rd June 1995
- Summary: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (JUNE 3, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV STREET IN KARACHI WITH SMOKE RISING 0.04 2. TV TRUCK BURNING (3 SHOTS) 0.19 3. SV CASUALTIES IN HOSPITAL (4 SHOTS) 0.34 4. SV BURNT VEHICLES ON STREET (3 SHOTS) 0.41 5. SV POLICE ON GUARD 0.43 6. SV PEOPLE STANDING ON THE STREET 0.51 7. SV POLICE ON GUARD IN POLICE VEHICLE 0.54 8. SV PART OF THE WALL AT POLICE STATION DESTROYED 0.59 9. SV BULLET HOLES ON THE CEILING OF POLICE STATION 1.04 10. SV DEBRIS/ BROKEN WINDOW 1.09 11. SCU BULLET HOLES ON CASES 1.16 12. SCU DAMAGED POLICE VEHICLE 1.21 13. SV BUILDING/ POLICE GUARDING PEOPLE ARRESTED 1.30 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 18th June 1995 13:00
- Location: KARACHI, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan ASIA
- Reuters ID: LVAAEW5C1ZM7P4GN8CJR8T5IJC1H
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- Story Text: Gunmen roamed the streets of Karachi on Sunday (June 4) forcing shops to close and burning vehicles as the death toll rose to 18 in four days of new violence.
Police said eight people, including a 22-year-old navy sailor who was kidnapped and tortured to death in Pak Colony, were killed on Saturday and at least 35 people were wounded.
Gunmen killed two policemen and wounded three in an attack on a patrol truck in the troubled district Central, police said. Three more people were killed and at least 30 wounded in separate firing incidents in district Central and district West.
Shops and business centres remained shut in district Central where gunmen began heavy firing in the early morning. Firefighters said eight people, including five children, were wounded when gunmen attacked a passenger bus and at least 20 vehicles were set ablaze by youngsters in various part of the city.
On Friday, gunmen shot dead at least seven people during sporadic outbreaks of political and sectarian violence in Pakistan's commercial capital.
Unrest in Karachi in the last few months has been blamed by authorities on the ethnic Muhajir National Movement (MQM).
Violence increased on Friday morning after the police and rangers raided the house of MQM leader Altaf Hussain, who lives in self-exile in Britain.
More than 600 people have been killed in the city since the beginning of 1995, nearly a quarter of them during May alone.
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