Baloch activist gunned down in Karachi


Karachi:Faisal Mengal, a Baloch employee of Germany’s Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) was shot and killed on Saturday( 10 Dec 2011) night in Karachi, where he was working on a project focused on Balochistan.

The 35-year-old Mengal was a programme coordinator at the HSF, an NGO that promotes democracy, peace and development and is funded by the German ministry for economic cooperation and development.

Police officials said that the victim was accompanied by a driver when two young men intercepted the car and opened fire.

“When the car was stopped, Mengal jumped out of the car and started running,” the investigation officer told The Express Tribune. The men only stopped shooting when the Baloch activist fell to the ground, he added. He also said the culprits were target killers, as they did not attempt to harm the driver.

Mengal was on his way to pick up a guest from the Beach Luxury hotel en route to Hyderabad when he was targeted. The victim was shot at least eleven times, according to medico-legal sources.

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