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Bodies of seven 'Taliban' found in Karachi

03 June, 2014

KARACHI: Seven bullet-ridden bodies of suspected militants were found dumped among bushes in Karachi on Monday, officials said.

The deceased appeared to have been brought to the spot in Manghopir area before being executed, senior police officer Sajid Noor told AFP.

"We found blood and empty shells of the bullets around the bodies implying they were killed at the spot this morning," he said.

He added that police were investigating whether they belonged to the Taliban or another group.

"Some of them have been identified and from their appearance they looked like Taliban but we don't have any record of their affiliation to the banned group," Noor said.

A second police official, Nasir Abbas, confirmed that seven bodies had been found - five who appeared to be in their twenties and two who appeared to be in their late thirties, along with rounds of a 9mm pistol.

Orangi Town SP Sajid Sadozai told media that all the bodies bore torture marks and bullet wounds. Their hands and feet were tied with ropes. The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Three of them were identified as Shoaib, Khan Saeed, and Yousuf. They belonged to Swat.

Police claimed that the killed people belonged to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Swati Group. Police also claimed that all of the deceased were in contact with commander of an outlawed group, Abid Muchhar.

The Taliban have not yet commented.

Meanwhile, six people, including a police sub-inspector, were killed and three others injured in different firing incidents in the city on Monday.

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