2 soldiers shot dead by gunmen
Two Pakistani soldiers were shot dead when motorcycle gunmen opened fire on their pick-up truck in Karachi. Dr Kaleem Shaikh, at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College, said the dead men had been identified as Khadim Hussain and Abdul Razzaq. Both were shot in the head and face. Pakistan launched a major crackdown on Islamists and criminals in the city, which is the country’s economic hub, in 2013 and levels of violence have dropped drastically since then.