SSU Commando shot dead in Karimabad

Source: Published in Law & Order on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

KARACHI: A Special Security Unit Commando who performs duty at the state guest house was shot dead on his way home in the Karimabad area on Tuesday morning, police said.

Deputy-Inspector General West Feroze Shah said Zahid Jaffri performed guard duties at the state guest house, where President Mamnoon Hussain stays during his visits to Karachi for security reasons.

Central Senior Superintendent Police Muqaddas Haider said it was possible the guard was a victim of target killing but police are unsure about the motive of the murder.

The guard was shot in the head thrice from the back with a 9mm pistol, the SSP said.

Jaffri was shot dead in a busy part of Karimabad, the DIG-West said, adding that initial reports suggest an unidentified man on a motorcycle attacked the guard, but witnesses are being questioned for more details.