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Terrorism-related Incidents in Karachi - 2015

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Date

Incidents

Killed
Injured
1
January 1

The Sindh Rangers arrested 11 suspected persons during raids in Mianwali Colony, Jam Goth and Lyari areas.

Arrest
2
January 3

Pakistani Rangers, in an operation, killed four criminals, identified as Sanaullah (25), Ameer (35), Hassan (28) and Liaqat (30), near Jumman Shah Road of Lyari Town.

4
0
3
January 3

Unidentified gunman shot dead a man, identified as Ghulam Ali (25), near Gareeb Shah Shrine in Lyari Town.

1
0
4
January 5

ANP's District West President, Haji Saifullah Afridi, was killed in a targeted attack while he was on his way home from the mosque in Ittehad Town of Baldia Town in provincial capital Karachi.

1
0
5
January 5

A man, identified as Nazeer (30), alias Siraiki was shot dead in Mawach Goth within the jurisdiction of Mochko Police Station in Baldia Town.

1
0
6
January 5

An unidentified man was shot dead in Baghdadi area of Lyari Town.

1
0
7
January 5

An unidentified dead body of a man was found dead from Bhains Colony area in Lyari Town. Police officials said the victim was tortured to death after kidnapping.

1
0
8
January 5

A Policeman, identified as Naqeebullah (42), was shot dead in Mawach Goth area within the jurisdictions of Mochko Police Station in Baldia Town.

1
0
9
January 6

Three suspected militants, identified as Gul Pir Khan, Noor Alam and Ameer Mohammad, were killed in a Police encounter led by CID's Counter-Terrorism Unit on Northern Bypass, on the outskirts of Karachi.

3
0
10
January 6

Two Rangers personnel were killed and a civilian was injured when unidentified militants opened fire at the Rangers' raiding team and also hurled a hand grenade during the encounter in Khurramabad area of Landhi Town.

2
1
11
January 7

Abdul Latif (30), the brother of the ASWJ District Central president, Abdul Rauf, was shot dead while another was injured when unidentified motorcyclists opened fire at a general store near Pahar Ganj within the limits of the Sharae Noor Jahan Police Station in Karachi.

1
1
12
January 7

A factory worker was gunned down near his house in Qaimkhani Colony within the jurisdiction of the Ittehad Town Police Station.

1
0
13
January 7

A man identified as Syed Shah (24), was shot dead near 4-K Chowrangi within the limits of the Surjani Police Station.

1
0
14
January 7

A factory supervisor was killed inside his office located on the second floor of a clothing factory in Godhra Colony within the limits of the Gabol Town Police Station.

1
0
15
January 7

The body of a woman identified as 45-year-old Feroza was found in her house in Orangi Town within the limits of the Pakistan Bazaar Police Station.

1
0
16
January 7

An unidentified woman was found dead in the bushes near New Port Qasim within the limits of Shah Latif Police Station.

1
0
17
January 8

Four Al-Qaeda terrorists, including a 'commander', were killed in alleged encounter with Police in Qayyumabad area of Karachi. CID In-charge Raja Umer Khattab said the shootout with terrorists took place in sector D area of Qayyumabad. Police also recovered suicide jackets and weapons from the custody of terrorists. He said Al-Qaeda 'commander', identified as Sajjad, was among the dead.

4
0
18
January 8

Unidentified armed men shot and injured two Policemen in Nazimabad 3 area. Both the Policemen were rushed to a nearby hospital but they succumbed to their wounds on the way. The deceased Policemen were identified as Bughio Khan and Abdul Bari.

2
0
19
January 8

A man named Suleman Rizvi was killed when armed assailants opened fire on a mechanic shop in Paposh Nagar area.

1
0
20
January 8

Police claimed that the accused opened firing on patrolling Policeman in Jhatpat market, Kalakot and in retaliatory fire gang war accused identified as Ramzan was killed. Police said Ramzan belongs to Baba Ladla group and was involved in several cases.

1
0
21
January 8

In an exchange of fire, gang war accused Abid alias Abba was killed in Saifee Lane area within the limits of Baghdadi Police Station. Police said Abid was involved in more than 10 cases of murder. Five personnel of Baghdadi Police sustained injuries in exchange of fire with gang war accused.

1
5
22
January 8

One MQM activist was shot dead and two sympathizers were injured in a firing incident in Orangi town.

1
2
23
January 11

Dr Akbar Ali was shot dead when he was seeing patients in his Al-Syed Clinic of Paposh Nagar in Nazimabad town of Karachi.

1
0
24
January 11

A homoeopath Doctor, Yawar Hussain, was shot dead by unidentified assailants when he was pulling down the shutter of his clinic near Khilafat Chowk in Nazimabad town.

1
0
25
January 11

One Abdul Rauf was shot dead while he was busy in his shop in Gulberg town.

1
0
26
January 13

SSP Malir Rao Anwar claimed to have killed five alleged terrorists in an encounter at Gulshan-e-Bunair area of Karachi.

5
0
27
January 13

Two MQM workers, identified as Mohammad Ashraf alias Guddu and Mohammad Abdul Rehman, were shot dead while they were sitting along the road outside their homes near Taqva mosque in Rizvia Society of Liaquatabad Town.

2
0
28
January 13

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead the joint in-charge of the MQM Balochistan Committee, identified as Ashraf Khan (35) in Farid Colony of Orangi Town.

1
0
29
January 15

An unidentified man was shot dead near Haider Chowk in Orangi Town of Karachi.

1
0
30
January 15

Law Enforcement Agencies arrested two target killers affiliated with a political party, who were involved in several cases of target killing and other crimes, from an undisclosed area of Karachi.

Arrest
31
January 18

Two officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), identified as Sohail Yusuf Bhatti (47), and Yusuf Talat Khan (56), were shot dead in a targeted attack near the Federal Urdu University on the main University Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town of Karachi.

2
0
32
January 18

Two Policemen, identified as Abdul Ghafoor (50), and Muhammad Farooq, were shot dead in North Nazimabad Town.

2
0
33
January 18

A doctor, identified as Dr Farooq Ahmed Shaikh (55), was shot dead in a targeted attack in Federal B area of Gulberg Town.

1
0
34
January 18

A man, identified as Rehan (50), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Chhota Maidan area within the limits of Paposh Police Station in North Nazimabad Town.

1
0
35
January 19

An ASI, identified as Tabassum Ali, was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants while he was providing security to polio team in Banaras area of Orangi Town.

1
0
36
January 19

An unidentified alleged target killer was killed in a retaliatory firing by the Police near Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) in Paposh Nagar of North Nazimabad Town.

1
0
37
January 20

An activist of the MQM Unit-6, identified as Danish (30), was shot dead and another man, identified as Touseef (26), was shot at and injured in Malir Town.

1
1
38
January 20

An unidentified man was shot dead and another unidentified man was injured near Kharadar in Lyari Town.

1
1
39
January 20

An unidentified dead body of a man was found near Hijrat Colony area of Lyari Town.

1
0
40
January 20

Police claimed to have killed a criminal in an encounter in Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

1
0
41
January 20

At least 10 people, including one woman and two children, were injured in a hand grenade attack carried out by Lyari gangsters in Bhimpura area of Saddar Town.

0
10
42
January 20

A man, identified as Wali Ahmed, was shot at and injured by unidentified armed assailants in Bhains Colony area of Lyari Town.

0
1
43
January 20

In an incident of firing, one Fahad (18) was injured near Usmanabad in Lyari Town.

0
1
44
January 20

One Shahid (30) was shot and injured by unidentified armed assailants near Mominabad in Orangi Town.

0
1
45
January 21

A man, identified as Shoaib (30), was killed by unidentified armed assailants near Madni Masjid in Azizabad area of Gulberg Town.

1
0
46
January 21

One Muhammad Ali was shot dead and another man, identified as Abdul Rasheed (35), was injured near Jhat Patt Market on Muhammad Ali Road in Lyari Town.

1
1
47
January 23

An unidentified man was shot dead in Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

1
0
48
January 23

The CID Police claimed to have arrested three Lyari gangsters, identified as Sheeraz Faisal, Muhammad Zubair and Abdul Rehman, during a raid in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

Arrest
49
January 23

The CID Police also arrested a suspect, identified as Abdul Ghani alias Akram, and recovered proscribed electronic devices from his custody.

Arrest
50
January 24

Unidentified men gunned down an unknown person aged about 30 near Rangers check post in Mehmoodabad 2.

1
0
51
January 24

One person aged about 30 was shot and injured by unidentified armed men near Shah Latif town in Bhens Colony Landhi.

0
1
52
January 24

Arif Abbas (45) was shot and injured by unidentified gunmen in his house near Total Petrol Pump in Korangi.

0
1
53

January 26

An unidentified man was killed while nine others were injured in a bomb explosion in Dawood Goth area of Malir city in Malir Town of Karachi.

1
9
54

January 27

Unidentified militants shot dead a Policeman, identified as Shahmir Jhandir (22), deputed for the security of anti-polio volunteers near a bakery in Nazimabad No 3 area of North Nazimabad Town.

1
0
55

January 27

Principal of Iqra Rozatul Atfal School, identified as Fazl Urrhman (45), was shot dead by unidentified militants near Bhetak Hotel, Munawar Chowrangi in Gulistan-e-Johar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

1
0
56

January 27

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead a man, identified as Israr (30), in Defense Housing Authority in Gadap Town.

1
0
58

January 27

An unidentified man was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Hawkesbay Scheme 42 in Hawke's Bay Town locality of Kiamari Town.

1
0
59

January 27

One Abdul Khair (28) was shot at and injured near Usmania Chowk in Garden area of Saddar Town.

0
1
60

January 28

SSP Malir Rao Anwar Ahmed claimed to have killed five militants in Nawab Goth area within the limits of Steel Town Police Station in Bin Qasim Town. According to SSP Rao the militants belonged to TTP were planning to attack the Razzakabad Police Training Centre.

5
0
61

January 28

An activist of MQM, identified as Sohial Ahmed (46), was found dead near Machko in Mawach Goth area of Baldia Town. Ahmed was the MQM unit-64 in-charge.

1
0
62

January 28

An unidentified man was shot dead near Yousuf General Store in Kamela Stop area of Lyari Town.

1
0
63

January 28

A man, identified as Sajjad Maqsood (30), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Chungi Naka on Surjani Road in Korangi Town.

1
0
64

January 28

A man, identified as Anwar Bux (25), was shot at and injured near Godown Chowrangi at Ding Dong Factory in Korangi Town.

0
1
65

January 28

AIG Sindh Police Ghulam Qadir Thebo said that Police had arrested one of the five suspects, identified as Mohammad Mansoor, involved in the murder of Karachi University Dean Islamic Studies Faculty Dr Shakeel Auj.

Arrest
66

February 1

Rangers claimed to have killed five gangsters in an encounter in Salar Goth area of Malir Town.

5
0
67

February 1

CID of Sindh Police claimed to have killed four TTP militants in a shootout in Manghopir area of Gadap Town and recovered weapons and explosive material from their possession.

4
0
68

February 1

Two carders of the ASWJ, identified as Naseem Khan (28) and Mohammed Asif (24), were killed in a sectarian attack on the main National Highway near Malir Halt in Malir Town.

2
0
69

February 1

A shopkeeper and a cadre of ASWJ, identified as Akhtar Hussain (55), was shot dead while his son, Athar Hussain (26), was injured when unidentified militants opened fire at them at Islam Chowk near the Farooq-i-Azam mosque in Pakistan Bazaar area of Orangi Town.

1
1
70

February 1

A customs official, identified as Mohammed Salahuddin Khan (56), who was shot at and injured in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town on January 29, 2015, succumbed to his wounds.

1
0
71

February 1

An extortionist was shot dead in the Kalakot area of Lyari Town. His identity could not be ascertained immediately. Initial report state that he had gone there to collect 'protection money' when he was attacked, claimed SHO Safdar Mashwani.

1
0
72
February 2

A man, identified as Sultan (26), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Chanesar Goth in Mehmoodabad area of Jamshed Town.

1
0
73
February 2

One Iftikhar (35) was shot dead near Teen Hatti in Liaquatabad Town.

1
0
74
February 2

Two people identified as, Muhammad Farooq (19) and Ibrahim (18), were shot at and injured by unidentified armed assailants near Raheem Shah Colony in Orangi Town.

0
2
75
February 2

A man, identified as Yousuf Masih (21), was injured near Double Road in Surjani Town of Gadap Town.

0
1
76
February 2

A man, identified as Imran Khan (30), was shot at and injured in Ranchor Line.

0
1
77
February 2

A man, identified as Shair Muhammad (40), was shot at and injured by unidentified armed assailants in Old Sabzi Mandi area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

0
1
78
February 2

The LeJ militants hurled a grenade near a private school in Block-7 area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

0
0
79
February 3

A man, identified as Adil (30), was shot dead and another identified as Ayaz (27), was injured by unidentified armed assailants near Nadeem Clinic on Jamshed Road in Korangi Town.

1
1
80
February 3

One Bilal (20) was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Madrasa Arabia in Mehfooz Road area of Malir Town.

1
0
81
February 3

An unidentified criminal was killed while tow of his accomplices managed to escape during a Police encounter near Ganna Mandi in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town.

1
0
82
February 3

A man, identified as, Sadam Hussain (22), was shot at and injured by unidentified militants near Mochko in Baldia Town.

0
1
83
February 5

A man, identified as Faisal (30), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in Soldier Bazaar area of Jamshed Town.

1
0
84
February 5

One Manzoor (40) and Altaf (50) were shot at and injured near 5-L Chingchi stop in North Karachi Town of Karachi District.

0
1
85
February 5

A man, identified as Muhammad Iqbal (40), was shot and injured near Native Jetty Bridge in Kiamari Town.

0
1
86
February 6

Rangers and Police killed a terrorist, identified as Aziz Afghani, during a joint raid in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town.

1
0
87
February 6

Police killed a suspect, identified as Ubaidur Rehman, in Altaf Nagar area of Orangi Town when he tried to escape from custody after snatching a gun from a constable.

1
0
88
February 8

Rangers arrested a target killer, Abdul Rafique alias Kaein, during a raid in the Mehmoodabad area of Jamshed Town. Kaein is Mehmoodabad sector in-charge of the MQM.

Arrest
89
February 10

A man, identified as Anees Memon (50), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Hollywood Bakri in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

1
0
90
February 10

An unidentified man was shot dead near Munawar Chowrangi in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

1
0
91
February 10

One Nasir (27) was shot at and injured by unidentified armed assailants near Mirza Adam Khan Road in Lyari Town.

0
1
92
February 11

Two extortionists, affiliated with Lyari gang war group, were arrested after they were injured in exchange of fire with Police in Kalri area of Lyari Town.

Arrest
93
February 12

Two foreign gangsters, involved in kidnapping-for-ransom cases, were killed in an exchange of fire with Police during an encounter near Indus Plaza in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town.

2
0
94
February 12

At least 25 people were wounded after a remote controlled explosion on railway track derailed Khushhal Khan Khattak Express near the Dilmurad Railway Station in Jacobabad District.

0
25
95
February 12

Police claimed to have arrested two target killers, identified as Iqbal alias Shahzad and Ayaz, involved sectarian killings during a raid conducted in Korangi Town.

Arrest
96
February 13

A man, identified as Guddu (20), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Muhajir Chowk in Orangi Town.

1
0
97
February 13

An unidentified man was shot dead near Mianwali Colony in Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

1
0
98
February 13

One Asif Ahmed (24) was shot at and injured in Orangi Town.

0
1
99
February 14

The Central President of ASWJ, Aurangzeb Farooqi, escaped an attack near Quaidabad bridge in Bin Qasim Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. However, three of his bodyguards sustained injuries in the attack.

0
3
100 February 17

A man, identified as Babu (24) was killed and a passer-by Navid (20) was injured in a firing incident near Lal Masjid in Paposh Nagar area of North Nazimabad Town.

1
1
101 February 17

One Abdul Qadir (30) was shot dead near Janjal Goth in Gulshan-e-Maymar of Gadap Town.

1
0
102 February 17

A man, identified as Mohammad Sharif (25), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Azeem Plaza in Garden area of Saddar Town.

1
0
103 February 18

Two people, including an Ismaili Shia, identified as Karim Hashwani, and his driver, Nawaz (45), were shot dead in a sectarian attack at Ali Garden in North Nazimabad Town.

2
0
104 February 18

At least two people, including a worker of MQM, identified as Amir (28), were killed when an unidentified target killer opened gunfire at him and his friend Naveed in North Nazimabad Town.

2
0
105 February 19

Four TTP militants were shot dead in a Police encounter near a graveyard in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town.

4
0
106 February 19

MQM worker, identified as Danish Kaleem (24), was killed while he was sitting at a milk shop in Orangi Town. Iqbal Market Police said that the victim was the member of MQM's medico-legal aid committee.

1
0
107 February 19

A gangster, identified as Talha alias Gwadari (24), involved in the killing of three PPP workers, was shot dead in an encounter near Gabol Park in Lyari Town.

1
0
108 February 19

Unidentified gangsters shot dead a man, identified as Naseer Baloch, at Benazir University Road within Kalakot Police precincts in Lyari Town.

1
0
109 February 20

A man, identified as Mohammad Qamar (30), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in Quaid-e-Azam Colony of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

1
0
110 February 20

An unidentified man was shot dead and a another man, identified as Raja Naeem (25), was injured by near Tipu Sultan signal within the limits of Bahadurabad Police Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

1
1
111 February 20

One Iqra University student, identified as Javed Haris, sustained injuries after he was set on fire by unidentified assailants in Akhtar Colony area of Jamshed Town.

0
1
112 February 20

A bomb weighing 1 kilogramme found outside the residence of local ANP leader, Gul Muhammad Khan, in Bhains Colony of Bin Qasim Town was successfully diffused by Bomb Disposal Squad.

Bomb recovery
113 February 20

Shahbaz Rangers claimed to have arrested two TTP militants in a raid on a Karachi-bound coach coming from Peshawar (KP) on February 19.

Arrest
114 February 22

Two gangsters, affiliated with the Uzair Baloch group, were killed during an encounter with the Police in the mill area within the limits of the Kalakot Police Station in Lyari Town.

2
0
115 February 22

Two Baba Ladla gangsters, identified as Sohail alias Khoof and Shaheryar alias Sherry, were killed during another encounter in Bihar Colony of Lyari Town.

2
0
116 February 22

Uzair Baloch gangster, identified as Arsalan Baloch, was killed in Daryabad area of Kalri in Lyari Town.

1
0
117 February 22

Eight people were injured when two unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade near Tanga stand in Behar colony of Lyari Town.

0
8
118 February 22

Rangers claimed to have arrested a TTP Swat Chapter militants during a targeted raid conducted at the militants' hideout in Metroville area of SITE Town.

Arrest
Total*
121
89
*Data till February 22, 2015
Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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