Sectarian attacks leave two dead in Karachi
Unknown gunmen killed a senior police officer and a manager of a flour mill in two separate sectarian attacks in Pakistan’s southern port city Karachi. Deputy Superintendent of Traffic Police Faiz Ali Shigri and mill manager Sajid Sheikh were each shot dead by gunmen riding motorbikes upon leaving their homes in east Karachi. Police said Shigri was targetted because he was from the minority Shiite muslim group and Sheikh because he was a member of the Ahmadi sect. Pakistan has been hit by frequent sectarian violence in recent years, with the Taliban and other militant groups regularly targetting Christian, Sikhs, Hindus, Ahmadi and Shiite communities.