New group, Ansar al Shariah involved in Karachi policemen killing, claims CTD

Paramilitary soldiers and police officers gather at the site of a bomb blast in Karachi June 26, 2013. An explosion targeting the convoy of Sindh High Court judge Maqbool Baqar occurred near Karachi's Burns Road area, killing seven people and wounding several others, local media reported. Baqar, who was critically injured, was admitted to hospital for treatment while his driver was killed, said the police. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)

KARACHI , June 24 (TNS):  Incharge of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Raja Umar on Saturday has warned of surge in sectarian target killing after recent incident of shooting that took lives of as many as four police officers in Karachi. The officer said that the suspects, who were wearing helmet, attacked policemen in SITE area and also threw letter to spread fear. The investigation team also said that new terrorist organization is likely to be involved in such kind of acts. CCTV footage, showed four militants fired police officers Muhammad Yousuf, Constable Shabbir, Constable Khalid and Constable Israr in head and fled the scene. Forensic team and Additional Inspector General CTD Sanaullah Abbasi reached the spot and ordered to hold proper investigation into the matter.

Raja Umar said that Ansar al-Shariah would possibly be behind the attack. He said that the criminals used 9mm pistols and two motorcycles. Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) suspended Station House Officer (SHO) while Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and sought report from the AIG, directing him to arrest the culprits as early as possible. On the other hand, funeral prayers of the martyred officers were offered with a salute of special contingent of the police. Floral wreath was also laid at their coffins.