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Police Officer Killed In Karachi

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Unidentified gunmen have killed a police officer in Pakistan's southern metropolis, Karachi.

Reports say that Mumtaz Shah was killed on the morning of September 14 while driving to work near the city's Malir Cant area. The murder comes amid a massive government crackdown to restore order to the city plagued by crime and terrorist attacks.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered the operation in port city on September 4.

The violence in Karachi, the country's biggest city, is blamed on Islamic militants, criminals and ethnic and political tensions. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, some 1,700 people were killed in Karachi in the first six months of 2013.

Based on reporting by,, and BBC Urdu