Firing on Samaa TV’s DSNG van kills technician

KARACHI: Unknown assailants opened fire on Samaa TV channel’s Digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van on Sunday near Karachi’s KDA Chowrangi.

In the attack, 22-year-old Assistant Engineer identified as Taimur was killed, who was present at that time in the vehicle.

Sources said that armed attackers on motorcycles opened fire on the van from behind.

The assistant engineer was initially injured in the attack, however, he later succumbed to his injuries. According to MLO Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, one bullet hit Taimur’s neck.

Police reached the site of the attack and started the investigation.

Police said in the attack 9MM pistol was used and a shell was recovered from the site.

SSP Central said that geo-fencing of the area has been done.

In a separate incident earlier, a cracker attack took place on an armoured police vehicle near Five Star Chowrangi. No loss of life was reported in the incident.

PM extends condolences, condemns attack

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif extended his condolences to deceased technician Taimur’s family.

The PM condemned the firing incident. He called the incident an attack on freedom of expression.

The federal government will extend every possible form of cooperation to the provincial government to catch culprits, he said.

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