JNN 05 Mar 2013 KARACHI: The Terrorist Took two more lives of the Participants of the Funeral Procession of the Abbas Town Martyrs , As they were attacked by the Members of Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan on the way back from the Grave Yard after the Burial of the Martyrs of the Abbas Town Blasts. The funeral procession came under heavy fire at Al-Asif Square near Sohrab Goth, JNN reported.
Which resulted in heavy casualty as about 16 Shia Men were critically injured out of which At least two Mourners Karrar Hussain s/o Saqlain Hussain , alias Moon and Khawar Raza s/o Babar Raza who were the Participants of the Funeral Procession of the Martyrs of Abbas Town Bomb Blast were killed and several wounded as the funeral Procession when it was returning back from the Wadi Hussain , Grave Yard , after the Burial of the Martyr, the Procession came Under attack at Al Asif Square , in the city’s Sohrab Goth area after terrorist opened fired from both side of the Road , on mourners returning from the funeral procession.
Participants of the funeral procession came under heavy fire near Al-Asif square in Sohrab Goth area, JNN reported.
Officials said gunmen shot and killed two people as they were returning from the funeral for victims of the massive bombing.
After the funeral, when they moved through the same area, gunmen opened fire on the group and wounded several protesters.
Dr. Saleem Memon, who works at the hospital where the wounded were taken, said two men died and another 13 were wounded.
Sporadic bursts of gunfire were reported in the Sohrab Goth and near Abbas Town areas following the incidents.
According to reports, four Rangers personnel were also wounded in the attack .
According to some estimates, up to 30 vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, and an ambulance were said to have been set on fire.
While police and Rangers were not deployed when the firing started, they had been deployed after the participants of the funeral procession had passed through Sohrab Goth.
A Dawn News reporter and a cameraman also received injuries and were later shifted to the hospital.
Funeral prayers for Abbas Town victims
Funeral prayers of people who were killed in Sunday’s twin blasts in Abbas Town were held earlier in the day in the Presence of thousands of Mourners. The funeral prayers were led by Maulana Shaikh Salahuddin.
The dead were buried at the Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard in Karachi.
Earlier, funeral prayers of six of the dead were offered at Shuhada Karbala Imambargah in Ancholi.
As many as 50 people were killed and 140 people were injured when two bombs went off in a residential complex in Abbas Town, Karachi on March 3, 2013.
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