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Police arrest seven suspects in Karachi overnight raids

KARACHI: Police arrested seven miscreants from various localities of the city in a crackdown against unscrupulous elements on Tuesday night, ARY News reported.

The arrests were made in Surjani Town, Manghopir and Baldia Town neighbourhoods of the metropolis.

According to police, four suspects were detained in a targeted raid at Baldia Town’s Makka Colony. A stolen motorcycle and weapons were recovered from the possession of the miscreants; a police investigation has been underway to arrest other accomplices at large so far, police informed.

In a separate raid at Surjani Town, police claimed to have arrested a proclaimed offender – Kashif – involved in various robbery cases. A pistol and narcotics have also been recovered from his possession, officials said.

Meantime, police nabbed two people for smuggling oil in Manghopir area of the city, seizing a tanker which was carrying 30,000 litres of diesel.

In an incident a security guard was killed on Tuesday night when armed assailants opened fire at him outside a marriage hall located at Shara-e-Faisal.

The incident could be a result of an old enmity, police reckoned in the light of initial investigation after inspecting the crime scene.

No additional details could be ascertained with regard to identifications of the victim and armed assailants.



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