Five suspects gunned down in Karachi raid

Karachi police

KARACHI: Five suspects were gunned down in targeted raids across Karachi whereas five others were also taken into custody from different parts of the metropolis.


According to details, suspects opened fire at Counter Terrorism Department when they carried out a raid Korangi’s Mehran Town area. An exchange of fire took place between the police officers and the gunmen, after which three of the attackers were killed.

One of the attackers was arrested in a wounded condition.

Police said that the suspects were involved in more than 200 criminal offences including murder, attempted murder and robbery.

Two more suspects were gunned down in a police encounter near Mewa Shah graveyard. Weapons, hand grenades and a motorcycle were recovered from the slain suspects.

The law enforcement agencies nabbed two men, identified as Riaz and Daniyal, said to be working for an outlawed organization from Defence Phase – II area. Ball bearing, detonators and a shotgun were recovered from the arrested persons.

A robber named Faizan, who had robbed ex-Sindh Assembly member Amanullah Mehsud, was arrested from Sharafi Goth area whereas his two partners-in-crime managed to escape.

An activist of a political party was arrested by the Police from Shah Faisal Colony.