Interview with a 'Target Killer'

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    May 24, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    For some who didn't know,I use to live in Karachi for six before I moved back home.

    I've always said Karachi is like Mexico City or other South American cities in terms of corruptions except more 'covered up'

    Here's a link to a journalist/reporter's interview with a Target Killer

    http://www.vice.com/read/karachi-kills-vice-0000209-v19n5?Contentpage=1

    and here's a snippet

    VICEInterviewing a “target killer” in Karachi was probably the scariest thing I’ve done in my 17 years at VICE. His gun sat between my feet in the backseat of our car as we drove in circles around his neighborhood. After our chat about killing people for a living, I felt like vomiting for three hours. I’ve been around my share of guns and violence, but sitting next to someone who has murdered 35 people (for between $550 and $1,100 per head) made me feel not so good.

    So who hires these people? According to the hit man I interviewed, politicians contract about 80 percent of the assassinations in the region and the other 20 percent are related to organized crime. Twenty years ago, he said, there were a total of six guys in his profession. Today, there are more than 600 active target killers operating in Karachi. Indeed, many locals speculate that the famous Raymond Davis case—in which a CIA agent took out two armed men in Lahore last year and subsequently strained US-Pakistan diplomacy—was a failed target killing, not some random kids on motorcycles trying to rob him.
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    May 25, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    Seriously folks icon_razz.gif