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4 police officers slain in Karachi

on August 03, 2013 10:20 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say unknown gunmen ambushed and killed four police officers in their patrol vehicle in the restive southern port city of Karachi.

Senior police officer Tahir Naveed said today the four officers were on night duty near a bridge in the eastern neighborhood of Faisal Colony. He said investigators found their bodies inside their vehicle, which had been sprayed with pistol and rifle bullets.

Karachi is home to multiple conflicts that frequently turn violent, including gang wars and ethnic and political rivalries. Islamic militants are said to use the city as a hiding place and a source of funds obtained through bank heists, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.

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