Karachi: 24 nabbed in Rangers operation

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers personnel arrested 24 suspects during targeted raids conducted in various parts of Karachi, an official press release said Sunday.


Those arrested include target killers, “sub-nationalist elements” and terrorists from banned outfits, the statement said.

Weapons, walkie-talkies, hand grenades, laptops, and a large quantity of narcotics and locally-made liquor were recovered.

Rangers personnel conducted targeted raids in Madrassa Chowk, Labour Square, PIB Colony, Bhittaiabad, Akhtar Colony, Saddar, Safoora Chowk, Ranchore Lines, and Old Golimar.

The decision to increase the tempo and range of targeted operations across Pakistan ─ especially in Karachi ─ was reached during an apex committee meeting on Thursday, a day after a horrific attack on Karachi’s Ismaili community left 45 people dead.

At the meeting, Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif vowed to continue “across the board operations” at an increased pace and hunt down terrorists who commit heinous acts.

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