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Karachi: Five suspects gunned down in raids

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KARACHI: Five suspects were gunned down in targeted raids across Karachi whereas five others were taken into custody from different parts of the metropolis, ARY News reported.

According to details, suspects opened fire at Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel when they conducted a raid in Korangi’s Mehran Town area. An exchange of fire took place between the police officers and the gunmen in which three attackers were killed.

Another gunman was arrested in a wounded condition.

Police said that the suspects were involved in more than 200 criminal offences including murder, attempted murder and robbery.

Two more suspects were gunned down in a police encounter near Mewa Shah graveyard. Weapons, hand grenades and a motorcycle were recovered from the slain suspects.

The law enforcement agencies nabbed two men, identified as Riaz and Daniyal, said to be working for an outlawed group, from Defence Phase – II area. Ball bearings, detonators and a shotgun were recovered from the arrested persons.

A robber named Faizan, who had robbed ex-Sindh Assembly member Amanullah Mehsud, was arrested from Sharafi Goth area  whereas his two partners-in-crime managed to escape.

An activist of a political party was arrested by the Police from Shah Faisal Colony.

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