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Karachi: Police, Rangers arrest four in Gadap combing operation

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KARACHI: The Police and Rangers in a joint operation in Gadap arrested four accused, ARY News reported on Friday.

A joint operation of the police and rangers was launched after a tip off about presence of suspected persons in the locality, police sources said.

The law enforcement personnel launched a house to house search in Yasrab Colony and Karim Goth during the combing operation and arrested four accused including two drug peddlers Feroz and Zubair, SSP Malir district said in a statement.

The law enforcement officials checking personal details of two other suspects, the SSP added.

Police in February claimed to have arrested two members of a banned group over charges of their involvement in the deadly Sehwan blast, targeted killings of law enforcers, members of the Hazara and Christian communities in Balochistan, incidents of kidnappings for ransom and the murder of a senior official of a private firm in Karachi.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police East in a press conference described the held suspects – Furqan Bungalzai alias Azam and Ali Akbar alias Haji – as ‘dangerous terrorists’.

In January another combing operation was launched in Gadap and Airport areas.

SSP Malir had told the media that the operation initiated after intelligence reports about presence of suspects in these areas.

In Gadap, all exit and entry points of Yasrab Colony sealed by the large contingents of police and door to door search launched.

A Rangers led operation against terrorism, targeted killings, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and other crimes launched in September 2013 in Karachi. The operation curbed these crimes and a semblance of peace achieved in the metropolis.

The graph of killings, major incidents of terrorism and kidnapping for ransom went down after the operation, while attacks on policemen successfully controlled to a large extent.

According to a report in the year 2013, around 57 incidents of terrorism reported. The number increased to 66 in 2014 and 199 in 2015. The number of incidents, however, decreased to 16 in 2016 and finally zero in 2017. Two incidents were recorded in year 2018, the report said.

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