Seven suspects held during Rangers raid in Karachi


KARACHI: Rangers on Sunday arrested at least seven suspects during raid in various areas of Karachi.


According to Rangers spokesperson, four suspects belonging to a banned outfit were apprehended during operation in Korangi, Gulberg and Orangi Town and arms were recovered from their possession.

On the other hand, during snap checking in Baldia and Zaman Town atleast three suspects were taken into custody.

Karachi, a metropolis of 20 million that hosts the stock exchange and central bank, is beset by armed violence, and many of its sprawling slums are no-go areas for outsiders.

Two years ago, the military, with help from police, paramilitary Rangers and intelligence agencies, unleashed a campaign against armed gangs and suspected militants in the city.

The operation, which escalated in March this year, is officially aimed at eradicating criminals and militants.