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15 Sep 2020 | 12:43 PM UTC

Pakistan: Emerging reports of a shooting at the Civic Center in Karachi September 15

Pakistan News Alert

Emerging reports of a fatal shooting at the Civic Center in Karachi on September 15; avoid the area in the immediate term

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Karachi, Civic Center, Karachi

Event

Emerging reports on social media outlets indicate that a fatal shooting has occurred at the Civic Center in Karachi on Tuesday, September 15. Initial reports indicate that at least one person has been killed and two others were wounded after unknown assailants entered the office and opened fire. The wounded have been transported to a local hosptial to receive treatment. Security forces are responding to the incident and investigations are underway.

A heightened security presence and transport disruptions in the area are to be anticipated in the near term. Further attacks are possible. 

Advice

Those in Karachi are advised to monitor the situation and avoid the area, remain vigilant, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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