Two people, including a security guard of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Nasreen Jalil, were killed in an attack on a police mobile van by unidentified gunmen here on Monday evening.
Security officials said the attackers who came on motorbikes sprayed the police mobile with bullets near Nagan Chowrangi, killing Abid, who also served as a city warden, and his friend Atiq, said SSP Central Muqadas Haider.
A girl, identified as Atiq’s daughter, was also wounded in the incident, he added.
The bodies and the injured were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
The two friends were said to be residents of New Karachi area and were apparently heading to their residences when they were targeted.
Police have recovered empty shells used and are investigating motive behind the attack.
Earlier on Saturday, two personnel and two militants were killed when police engaged in an encounter in Quaidabad’s Lalabad area.
The militants were suspected to have links with the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group.
Security forces, mainly paramilitary Rangers, have been engaged in an operation since September 5, 2013, to root out crime and terrorism from the metropolis.
This has also seen an intensification in attacks on the personnel in an apparent bid to demoralise them or deviate them from the objective of maintaining law and order in the city.