Seven bullet-riddled bodies have been found in the Manghopir neighborhood.
Seven bullet-riddled bodies of suspected militants were found dumped among bushes in Karachi on Monday, officials said.
The deceased appeared to have been brought to the spot in the Manghopir neighborhood of the metropolis before being executed, according to senior police officer Sajid Noor. “We found blood and empty shells of the bullets around the bodies implying they were killed at the spot this morning,” he said.
He added that police were investigating whether they belonged to the Pakistani Taliban or another group. “Some of them have been identified and from their appearance they looked like Taliban but we don’t have any record of their affiliation to the banned group,” Noor said.
A second police official, Nasir Abbas, confirmed that seven bodies had been found—five of who appeared to be in their twenties and two who appeared to be in their late thirties, along with rounds of a 9mm pistol.
The Pakistani Taliban has not yet commented.
Manghopir is a particularly turbulent part of Karachi known to be infested with militant groups including Taliban and sectarian fighters, while bodies have been dumped at the site before.