Taliban kill MQM lawmaker,son

An MQM legislator and his son were Friday shot dead by Taliban militants in a drive-by shooting outside a mosque here,triggering violence in many parts of Pakistan’s financial hub that claimed at least 13 lives. Sajid Qureshi,a Muttahida Quami Movement legislator (MQM) in Sindh Assembly,and his 26-year-old son were gunned down when they emerged from […]

Written by Press Trust Of India | Karachi | Published: June 22, 2013 1:27:07 am

An MQM legislator and his son were Friday shot dead by Taliban militants in a drive-by shooting outside a mosque here,triggering violence in many parts of Pakistan’s financial hub that claimed at least 13 lives.

Sajid Qureshi,a Muttahida Quami Movement legislator (MQM) in Sindh Assembly,and his 26-year-old son were gunned down when they emerged from the mosque in North Nazimabad area after Friday prayers.

“Four armed men on motorcycles opened fire on the MPA and his son as they walked towards their car,” senior police official Aamir Qureshi said.

Sajid,in his early 50s,was killed instantly while his son succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital,the official said.

Fifteen people,including the MPA and his son,were killed in incidents of targeted killings as bodies were found in gunny-bags from various locations in the city,police said.

The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the killing the legislator and his son.

Soon after the incident,tension spread as the MQM announced three-day mourning.

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