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Two DawnNews employees injured in attack

By Our Staff Reporter 2016-08-18
KA RACHI: Two employees of DawnNews were injured in an armed attack here on Wednesday.

According to officials, two men on a motorcycle stopped the channel`s car in the Landhi-89 area and asked the employees to hand over their valuables. `But before they could pull out their wallets and mobile phones, one of the assailants fired multiple shots and sped away without taking any money,` said a police of ficial.

The firing lef t the channel`s transport supervisor Hakim Khan and driver Yousuf Khan injured. They were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where Hakim was stated to be in a critical condition.

Dr Seemi Jamali, head of the JPMC emergency unit, said Hakim received a bullet wound in his neck and was immediately moved to the operating theatre for surgery. Yousuf was hit in the lef t leg and was stable, she added.

Meanwhile, police were in a fix over the jurisdiction of the incident. Shah Latif, Quaidabad, Landhi and Sharafi Goth police stations confirmed the incident, but denied that the crime scene was within their jurisdiction.