Karachi (13th May 2015 ) : At least 45 people were killed and several injured after gunmen opened fire on a bus of the Ismaili community near Safoora Chowrangi area of Karachi. Between 60 and 65 people were riding in the overloaded bus, which belonged to the Ismaili community. The bus was traveling towards Aisha Manzil when it was attacked, police said.
All the victims, which included both men and women, belonged to the minority community.
Initial police investigation revealed that the six gunmen riding on three motorcycles stopped the bus and entered it from the back door. The attackers first killed the driver and then opened indiscriminate fire on the passengers, shooting them in the head and neck. An injured bus conductor later managed to drive the bus to the Memon Hospital Institute, about 7 kilometres away, where an emergency was imposed due the large number of wounded people. Media reports quoted the police as saying that the Shia Ismaili passengers were the target of the attack as the bus belonged to a housing project of the community — Al-Azhar Garden Colony — based in Karachi.