According to regional police officer Fakhar Sultan, five arrested criminals arrested during a joint operation of police and intelligence agencies personnel belonged to Lyari gang war group.
He said the operation was conducted in a locality on a tip-off about presence of criminal elements. He told media men that the culprits had concealed weapons beneath the ground which had now been seized.
He informed that one of the accomplices of criminals was killed in an encounter in Lyari some days ago.
The criminals had been moved to police station for further interrogation.