Karachi: Five suspects gunned down in raids

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.

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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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