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Two Afghan brothers fatally shot in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan — Two Afghan brothers were fatally shot by gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday, according to local media reports.

Dawn news agency cited Karachi Central SSP Zeeshan Shafiq Siddiqi in identifying the victims as Jamal Deen and Hayatullah.

Siddiqi said the brothers had visited a car rental company in Federal B Area’s Block 20 to inspect a vehicle for a wedding ceremony when two assailants on a motorcycle approached and opened fire. The victims were shot in the head and died at the scene.

He dismissed the possibility of a robbery attempt, suggesting instead that the assailants had been following the victims from Sohrab Goth. An eyewitness suggested the attackers also appeared to be Afghan, speculating that personal enmity might be the motive behind the killings.

The bodies were transported to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy.

In a related development, Saudabad police announced on Friday the arrest of a suspect linked to two homicides. Police official Hassan Sardar Niazi reported that, through technological assistance, authorities apprehended Bibar, also known as Dilbar, a member of a three-person gang implicated in murders, attempted murders, and robberies.