KARACHI: Suspected Lashkar-e-Jhangvi gunmen killed a renowned poet, writer, scholar and the principal of a college in Karachi, Professor Syed Sibte Jafar on Monday, DawnNews reported.
The principal of Degree Science College Liaquatabad, who was also a presenter at Hadi TV, was returning home from duty on his motorcycle when some gunmen ambushed him near Arshi chowk in Liaquatabad area of Karachi.
The victim was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Sindh professors and lecturers association announced that a day of mourning would be observed on Tuesday against the incident.
The Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) and Jaffria Alliance also announced for a day mourning to be observed on Tuesday.
Moreover six other people including a police officer and a woman were killed in different acts of violence across the city.
Suicide bombers target court in Peshawar
At least three persons were killed when two suicide bombers attacked within the premises of the judicial complex in Peshawar on Monday.
Capital City Police Officer Imtiaz Altaf confirmed that two suicide bombers entered the judicial complex and opened indiscriminate firing on the policemen performing guard duty at the entrance and entered the complex
The CCPO added that one of them (attackers) was shot dead by the police while the other blew himself up inside the court premises causing damage to the walls and doors.
He further said that three people were killed and 25 others were injured.
He added that there was no hostage situation as only two attackers had entered the complex and one of them was gunned down by the law enforcement agencies while the other blew himself up in the court of additional sessions judge Kalsoom Azam.
The bomb disposal squad official Zahid Khan told Dawn.Com that the suicide vest of the bomber was removed after he was being shot dead, adding that one of his arm was blown up as the hand grenade he was carrying exploded.
Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Ghulam Dastagir Khan speaking to media in the hospital said that four people died in the attack while 25 others have been injured including four policemen.
The injured were shifted to the nearby Lady reading Hospital where the condition of three victims was reported as critical.
Security forces cordoned off and conducted a search operation in the area. Agencies
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