A former commander of terror outfit Al Badr was killed by unidentified gunmen in Karachi on Sunday (27 February) within a week after a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander was killed in similar fashion in Pakistan's Rawalpindi last Monday.
Syed Khalid Raza was gunned down in what police described as a ‘targeted attack’ in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Sunday evening, Dawn reported.
The police said that the incident took place at Gulistan-i-Jauhar Block-7 near his home in Karachi.
Raza came out of his home towards his car parked nearby, when assailants on a motorcycle emerged there, opened fire at him and rode away, Dawn cited local police officials as saying.
He suffered a single bullet wound in the head and died on the spot.
According to the police, it appeared that the assailants were waiting for him.
Earlier last week, Bashir Ahmad Pir alias Imtiyaz Alam, a 'top ranking commander' of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, which has been fighting Pakistan's proxy war against India in Kashmir, was shot dead in Pakistan's Rawalpindi.
Alam, believed to have been close to Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, was attacked and killed on Monday (20 February).
The Pakistani asset was responsible for dispatching fresh recruits into Kashmir by identifying infiltration routes and providing the logistics.
Designating Alam as a terrorist in October 2022 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Narendra Modi government described him as a "launching commander" of Hizbul Mujahideen, "especially for infiltrating into Kupwara, and coordinating with other terrorist groups for terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir".
The notification said Alam was involved in "a number of online propaganda groups to unite ex-militants and other cadres for the furtherance of activities of Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba and others".
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