Ahmadi man gunned down in suspected sectarian attack in Karachi

KARACHI: A member of Ahmadi community was shot dead in suspected sectarian attack in Gulzar-i-Hijri area on Sunday evening, according to Sachal police and the community official.

They added that as Shaikh Sajid Mehmood, 55, came out from his home in Kaneez Fatima Society off Superhighway, four suspects riding on two motorcycles opened fire on him and fled.

He sustained critical bullet injuries and was transported to JPMC where doctors declared him as dead on arrival, said Dr. Seemin Jamali, executive director of the hospital. He had sustained multiple bullet wounds.

Sachal police officer said that the victim belonged to Ahmadi community.

“This was third such targeting killings in the same vicinity during last several months,” said a spokesperson of Jamaat Ahmadiya.

Previously, Khaleeq and Daud were gunned down in Gulzar-e-Hijri.

The spokesperson told Dawn that the victim was an auto-parts dealer.

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