Gunmen attack bus in Karachi; 41 killed

Gunmen attack bus in Karachi; 41 killed

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At least 41 people have been killed and 24 injured in a gun attack on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Wednesday.

According to reports, six unidentified assailants on motorbikes opened fire on a bus belonging to the Ismaili community in Karachi’s Safora Chowrangi area near Dow Medical College.

Among the dead are 25 men and 16 women. There were around 60 passengers, including children on board.

“60 people were on board the bus when six gunmen entered and executed 43 passengers,” a senior police official told reporters.

He added that the armed men used 9mm pistols in the massacre. The attackers managed to successfully flee after the attack.

The bus driver is believed to have been shot first. TV footage showed a pink bus covered in bullet holes.

 

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