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Three killed in Karachi violence; 11 arrested

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KARACHI: Three people, including two Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel, were killed in incidents of firing across Karachi, DawnNews reported on Thursday.

The FC personnel had been critically injured when unknown gunmen opened fire on them near Paracha Hospital in Karachi’s Orangi Town. The personnel died during treatment at a hospital.

According to police sources, the FC personnel were stationed at a check post in the locality and went to buy some supplies when the incident occurred. The area was surrounded by police and FC personnel following the incident.

In another incident, one person was shot dead in the fishery area within the limits of Jackson police station when unknown assailants opened fire on him.

Moreover, the police arrested at least 11 suspects in search operations in different areas of the city.

During an operation in the Gulbahar and Manghopir areas, the police and Rangers arrested two suspected target killers and recovered weapons from them.

Separately, Khwaja Ajmer Nagri police and the police’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) conducted raids in various areas and arrested nine suspects. Weapons and narcotics were recovered from their possession.

Furthermore, a Rangers spokesman said several persons were taken into custody during a targeted operation in Yousuf Goth.

In a separate incident in North Nazimabad, the Shipowners College was closed due to tensions caused by an armed conflict that broke out between two student groups on its premises.

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