KARACHI: At least two cops and a passerby were injured when unidentified armed men attacked the police van in Patel Para area, while terrorists lobbed explosive material at Pirabad police station on Thursday.
As per details, the incident took place when Jamshed Quarters police personnel were stationed near Lasbela Chowk, where pillion armed riders escaped after hurling some explosive material at them.
As a result two policemen, Nawab, 35, Barkat and Hafeezullah, 28, son of Mehmood and a passerby, Imam Buksh, 50, were wounded. The injured were taken to Civil Hospital, Karachi where doctors termed their condition out of danger.
It is worth mentioning here that at least 19 policemen have so far lost their lives in several targeted attacks in the first 23 days of January this year.
Separately, unidentified assailants lobbed some improvised explosive material at Pirabad police station and fled from the scene, fortunately there was no explosion, and the devise safely neutralised by the bomb disposal squad experts.
SHO Abdul Moid said that a bottle bomb containing around one kilogramme of explosives including ball bearings was thrown; however, fortunately, no loss of life occurred as the bomb did not detonate.
LEAs take 138 suspects in custody: Law enforcers claimed to have apprehended around 138 criminals during separate targeted raids and operations conducted across the city on Thursday. As per details, Pakistan Rangers Sindh detained around 45 criminals during targeted raids in Sharafi Goth, Shah Faisal Colony No 1, Muslimabad, Bhittaiabad, Khokrapar, Nusrat Bhutto Colony, Abidabad, Mohammadabad, Banaras, Kunwari Colony and Lyari areas. Spokesman of Rangers also claimed to have recovered weapons from the custody of suspects. He further said that militants of banned outfits, political workers and gangsters were among the detainees. Separately, Karachi police arrested 93 suspects, including 25 absconders, three robbers, 24 for possessing illicit weapons and 15 for drugs. The arrests were made during 104 raids and eight encounters. Spokesman also said that 29 pistols, revolvers and narcotics were recovered from the suspects’ possession.
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