Lyari mourns gun and bomb attack victims

* Rangers kills at least nine suspects in Lyari after clash between rival gangs * Case registered under anti-terrorism act
AFP

KARACHI: Lyari on Thursday mourned the victims of gun and bomb attacks, which claimed 16 lives in Jhatpat Market. 
At least 16 persons were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday during clashes between two rival gangs in the violence-hit locality. The entire area was gloomy and shops and other businesses were closed in Kalakot, Chakiwara, Aath Chowk, Singu Lane, Jhatpat Market and adjacent areas to mourn the victims. Police and Rangers stepped up patrolling in the area. Moreover, Rangers’ men conducted raids in various areas of Karachi and detained several suspects. In a targeted operation in Old Golimar, Rangers personnel arrested two suspects with arms and drugs.
The force also conducted raids in Haji Murid Goth and Ilyas Goth in Gulbahar police jurisdiction and arrested several suspects. In Gulistan-e-Jauhar two men tried to rob a man who had drawn cash from an ATM. Policemen in a van tried to arrest the criminals, who opened fire at them. A robber was injured in the firing and was taken to hospital where he died. His accomplice fled from the scene. Sources said that the suspects killed by Rangers were affiliated with Baba Ladla group of a Lyari gang. 

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