Attack on army men: Authorities fail to obtain CCTV record due to wasp nest on camera

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KARACHI (AFP) – Karachi authorities have failed to obtain CCTV record regarding martyrdom of two Pakistan Army personnel as camera became wasp nest, reported on Wednesday.

The mismanagement of the city’s security department came forward when maintenance team arrived at the scene to monitor the dysfunctionality of the CCTV camera and found bees hive over it due to negligence.

It has been long since the camera stopped functioning but the authorities concerned have turned a blind eye to this. The technical workers stated that the bees have made their nest due to lack of cleanliness of the stand.
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Earlier today, funeral prayers of two martyred army men were offered in their native villages.

Lance Naik Abdul Razzaq was laid to rest in Naushahro Feroze while funeral prayer of Sepoy Khadim Hussain was offered in Dadu.

Both were shot dead Tuesday when motorcycle gunmen opened fire on their pick-up truck in the southern city of Karachi. Both were shot in the head and face, Dr Kaleem Shaikh, at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College, told AFP.

“Razzaq died after reaching hospital while Hussain also died of his wounds after some time,” Shaikh added.

Sindh police has formed a special team to probe the incident.

According to preliminary investigation, no bullet shells were recovered from the crime scene as it is suspected that the attackers might have used a bag while firing 9mm pistols to leave no trace behind.

On the other hand, the Sindh Home Ministry has announced Rs5 million reward for anyone who provides information on the terrorists involved in the attack.

Pakistan launched a major crackdown on terrorists and criminals in Karachi, which is the country s economic hub, in 2013 and levels of violence have dropped drastically since then.

The killing of army personnel outside Pakistan’s northwestern restive tribal areas on the Afghanistan border and southwestern Baluchistan remains rare.

Last December two army men were gunned down in a parked military vehicle in Saddar area, a few kilometres away from Tuesday s incident.

Karachi police chief Mustaq Mehar said investigators would examine if there was any link between the two killings.

The city of 20 million is frequently hit by religious, political and ethnic violence.

According to statistics compiled by provincial police, 390 people have died in targeted killings this year so far, of whom 18 were police.

Of the 1,019 such killings last year 70 were policemen.

2016-07-27

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