93 Killed in Violence Across Karachi, Pakistan
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier observes the area from a hilltop after security forces took control of a troubled area of Karachi, Pakistan, July 9, 2011
The death toll from violence across Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, has risen to at least 93 as authorities try to quell the political and ethnic turmoil.
Police officials said Saturday they have detained more than 150 people on suspicion of roles in the violence in several of the city’s neighborhoods. The chaos has left scores wounded.
Authorities have ordered Pakistani security forces to shoot on sight when confronting disorder in Karachi.
About 1,000 additional police and paramilitary forces were deployed in Karachi Friday, joining forces already there, with new orders to shoot any armed “miscreants” they encounter.