Two Pakistani soldiers killed in Karachi attack

Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) At least two soldiers of the Pakistani army were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday afternoon in the country’s port city of Karachi, officials said.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistani army’s mouth piece, said that two soldiers embraced martyrdom in a terrorist attack on a military vehicle which was on routine duty near the MA Jinnah Road area of Karachi.

The incident took place when two unidentified gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire at the vehicle, which was moving beside a parking plaza near the road, XInhua news agency reported.

Additional Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Mahar told media that a security forces personnel was killed on the spot while the other sustained injuries and was taken to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre where he died from his injuries.

According to an eyewitness, one of the attackers opened fire at the driver side of the vehicle with a pistol and they fled from the scene after the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the incident and instructed the intelligence and security agencies for immediate action against the perpetrators of the attack, Xinhua news agency added.

In December last year, two soldiers of the Pakistan army were killed after their vehicle was fired upon by unidentified gunmen at the MA Jinnah Road of the city.

–IANS

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