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Additional SHO shot dead in Karachi shootout

KARACHI: The additional SHO of Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station was killed in a shootout with suspected robbers near Safari Park on Friday, ARY News reported.

East SSP Sajid Sadozai confirmed the death of Sub-inspector Raheem Khan in the shootout.

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A police official said the robbers attempted to loot a citizen as he got into his car after withdrawing cash from the ATM of a private bank at Khalid Bin Waleed Road. On getting information, Ferozabad police reached there in no time and gave chase after the culprits tried to flee the scene.

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In the meantime, the police said a message was sent on the wireless about the robbers trying to evade arrest, mobilising the entire district’s police. A check post was set up near Safari Park. Upon seeing the policemen there, the robbers opened fire at them and an encounter ensued, as a result of which the sub-inspector was killed.

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However, the robbers managed to flee the spot. A search operation is underway to trace them, the police said.

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