Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Caller to prayer gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI: Unknown armed militants have shot dead a caller to prayer of a local mosque while his son sustained critical injuries here in the locality of Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Tuesday, Geo news reported.

According to police officials, the Amanullah Awan, a Mu'adhdhin (caller to prayer) of a local Jama Siddique Akbar mosque located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal block 19, was on his way home with his three sons when unidentified armed militants opened fire at them near Bait-ul-Mukarram mosque, killing Amanullah on the spot and injuring his son while two other sons were luckily had a narrow escape.

Police termed the assassination as target killing incident. Later, the dead body and injured child were shifted to local hospital where their kits and kin stormed and staged protest against the brutality.

On contacting police, SSP Gulshan-e-Iqbal told Geo news that the ambush seemed a target killing endeavor but police is probing into incident.