Shia lawyer, 2 sons killed in Karachi

PTI Islamabad | Updated on May 28, 2013 Published on May 28, 2013

In a sectarian attack, a Shia lawyer and his two young sons were killed today in a drive-by shooting in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, police said.

Kausar Saqlain, a lawyer practising in the Sindh High Court, was driving his sons to school when gunmen riding a motorcycle attacked his vehicle near Mauripur Road in Karachi.

The two boys were killed instantly while Saqlain sustained severe injuries.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police described the incident as a sectarian attack.

Lawyers’ organisations called a strike to protest the killings.

Published on May 28, 2013
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