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Two kidnappers killed, hostage rescued in ‘shootout’

KARACHI: Two kidnappers were killed and three others arrested after a fierce shootout with Anti-violent crime cell (AVCC) police in the city’s Gulshan-e-Hadeed neighborhood, which led to the safe release of a hostage from their captivity, SSP AVCC Abdullah Ahmed said.

Masood Feroze was abducted from Bahadurabad area on August 23. The abductors had demanded Rs15 million from his family for his safe release.

On being approached by the captive’s family about the abduction, the AVCC along with Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) started working on the case, said SSP AVCC. As a result, a joint team of AVCC and CPLC conducted a raid at a building in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area.

As the team of the law enforcers reached close to the building, the kidnappers opened fire on them and tried to flee from the scene, the SSP said. After a heavy exchange of fire, two kidnappers were killed and three others were arrested while the captive was also safely rescued, the officer said.

Meanwhile, provincial police chief AD Khawaja has appreciated the efforts of the AVCC police for safely rescuing a citizen. The police chief has announced a reward of Rs200,000 for the policemen involved in the successful raid, public relation officer of the Sindh police has said in a statement.



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