KARACHI: Four persons were killed in different firing incidents in Karachi whereas Law Enforcing Agencies gunned down two criminals, ARY News reports on Wednesday.
The killing spree in Karachi has still not reduced. According to police, two tortured bodies were found from the jurisdiction of Memon Goth Police Station near Link Road.
Body of 45 year old Rafiq was found near Northern Bypass area of Sohrab Goth.
Unknown terrorists, riding a motorcycle, opened fire at a vehicle near Jauhar Turn due to which a doctor named Kamal Uddin was killed. Three persons were injured when armed persons started firing at a shop in Bahadurabad area.
On the other hand, Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs) continue their mission to eradicate crime and terror from the metropolis as they carried out a targeted operation after receiving information of the presence of terrorists in the jurisdiction of Malir City Police Station. Two dacoits were killed during the encounter.
According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rao Iqbal, the criminals were identified as Shan alias Shani and Arif Billa. They were affiliated to a Gang War group.
Hand grenades and variety of other weapons were recovered from the two killed suspected terrorist.
It should be noted that crime is at an all time high in the provincial capital since the past couple of years. 2013 was reported to be the deadliest year for Karachiites in which more than 2,500 people were killed including security personnel. More than 40,000 criminal incidents were reported last year.
Political parties have expressed their concerns on the ongoing targeted operations and have claimed that the crackdowns have been targeted on their workers. However, Sindh Government and Police have said that the raids have not been made specific to any group or organization.
Earlier, speaker of Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani had demanded that the operations should be extended to other parts of the province as well.
2013 was reported to be the deadliest for security personnel and LEAs as well. More than 170 policemen were killed and 19 Rangers officials were killed by criminals in different incidents last year.