Pakistan naval officer shot dead

AFP-JIJI

A senior Pakistan Navy officer was shot dead and his Swedish wife wounded in the port city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said.

The couple were shot on a busy thoroughfare near the National Stadium, in the city’s eastern district.

“Two gunmen riding a motorbike intercepted Capt. Naveed’s vehicle and opened fire, killing him on the spot,” local police official Tahir Naveed said.

He had only one name for the dead officer. Naveed’s wife sustained a bullet injury and has been taken to a naval hospital, he added.

Naveed taught at the Karachi campus of the National University of Sciences and Technology.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.