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Eight people dead in targeted killings in Karachi, Pakistan

Aug. 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- At least eight people died Wednesday in Karachi, Pakistan, prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to call a meeting to discuss increased violence in the city.

Police said a fresh wave of targeted attacks in two areas of Karachi resulted in:

-- One man shot to death in Baldia Town's Sector 19-D.

-- The deaths of two 25-year-old men, identified as Kalam and Khurram, near Wireless Gate on Shahra-e-Faisal and the Lines Area.

-- The torture deaths of three people in Jamia Milia, Pak Colony and Mewa Shah cemeteries.

-- The shooting death of one man at Korangi Crossing.

Information on the eighth death was not reported.

Three people were also injured in shooting incidents in Arambagh Docks and Malir-15, Geo TV News reported.

In response to the increased violence in Karachi, Sharif called for a special meeting of the cabinet next week.

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