Around 10.05pm, however, some armed men riding on motorcycles intercepted their vehicle near German
Chowk — about 200 yards away from the Brigade police station — and opened fire at the two men, before fleeing the scene of crime.
Inspector Hassan and Head Constable Butt were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where they were pronounced dead.
Mehmood said that more than 240 officers who had taken part in the Karachi operation of the 1990s had been killed so far, but none of their killers could be arrested.
The DIG said that the deceased had received multiple bullet wounds. He said that the assailants had used Kalashnikovs, TT and 9mm pistols.
The inspection of the vehicle of the deceased policemen was telling: about 10 bullets were fired through the front windshield, and a number of others through the side doors.
Inspector Nasirul Hassan, who hailed from Gujrat, left behind a widow and seven children.
In yet another incident of targeted killing, an activist of the banned religious outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) was gunned down in Khokrapar police limits.
Qari Noor Muhammad, 35, a Peshimam of a mosque, and his friend Muneer, also 35, received bullet wounds when four armed men riding on two motorcycles opened fire at them in Khokrapar No-2 while they were sitting outside the mosque.
After the incident, residents of the area and the police shifted the injured to JPMC, where Qari Noor Muhammad breathed his last.
According to the police, the deceased was an SSP activist, while the murder is believed to be a targeted assasination.
Later on, supporters of the SSP blocked the main road of the area, and ordered shop owners to close their businesses in protest against the killing.
However, the police and personnel of the Rangers rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.(TN)