KARACHI: At least six persons including a cop and a gang war accused were killed and several others injured in a fresh wave of violence in the city on Wednesday.
A key accused of gang war was killed in an alleged police encounter in Lyari. The culprit, identified as Rasool Buksh, was killed in exchange of fire. Police wanted him in several cases of murder, attempt of murder, extortion and other crimes. Muhammad Ali Jan, an ASI of police was killed in shoot out by an unidentified miscreant in Shah Latif Town at National Highway.
A man was killed in firing of unknown miscreants in Gulshan-e-Jamali area of the metropolis. In yet another incident of firing in Creek Chowk of Lyari one person was killed. The police recovered two days old bullet riddled body from the seashore.
Meanwhile, firing incidents continued in different areas of the city during which more than a dozen persons sustained injuries. They were shifted to hospitals in their concerned areas.
1,026 killers arrested in 10 months: Sindh Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Haider Jamali on Thursday attended a high level meeting on law and order situation in Sindh at Karachi Central Police Office (CPO) and reviewed the report of ongoing targeted - operation in the city. The report stated that till July 7, police arrested 1,586 dacoits, 336 extortionists, 83 kidnappers, 7155 absconders, and 590 proclaimed offenders. The report stated that in the last 10 months of ongoing targeted - operation, 31,336 criminals were arrested and 392 others killed in different police encounters. During this period, police arrested 1026 killers, 264 criminals under Explosive Act, 5,706 accused under Arms Act, 4,663 drug traffickers and 7,908 other accused, stated in report. The report stated that three anti-tank mines, eight rockets with launchers, 577 kilogramme explosive material, nine suicide jackets, 643 hand grenades, three LMGs, 186 Kalashnikovs, 7,201 handguns, 116 rifles and 125 shotguns were also recovered from the possession of the arrested accused.
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