KARACHI: Violence in Karachi claimed four more lives whereas a criminal involved in Lyari Gang War was gunned down in an encounter in the jurisdiction of Kalakot Police Station.
Police stated that a person was killed by unknown persons in Lyari due to firing.
Another person was gunned down due to firing at a hotel in the area of Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
One person was shot dead in Baldia Town area.
A person succumbed to his injuries sustained during a firing incident at Model Colony.
Police killed Zahid Dashti, an important member of Lyari Gang War, in an encounter in the jurisdiction of Kalakot Police Station.
Meanwhile several suspected persons involved in the Lyari Gang Warfare were arrested by the Police during a search operation in Lyari.
Eight persons were nabbed by Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs) at Farid Colony in Orangi Town. A spokesperson of Rangers stated that two target killers were also arrested from the area of Gulistan-e-Jauhar area.
Wanted: Meanwhile, authorities have finalised list of 365 ‘hardened criminals’, wanted in Karachi operation.
According to the list, obtained by private TV, the ‘hardened criminals’ have been divided in three categories, according to the nature of charges levelled against them. Some 39 ‘hardened criminals’ belong to banned outfits, 178 belong to political parties, 48 gang war members and 13 belong to religious parties. These culprits are carrying head money ranging from Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 2 million. online
Bomb defused: Also on Friday, a bomb was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) in the Orangi Town area. According to BDS, a call was received from the MPR Colony informing about the presence of a bomb in a packet.
The bomb contained two kilograms of explosive material and ball bearings.
Moreover, the BDS after a struggle of an hour defused the bomb and cleared the area.
Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism.
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