KARACHI: Three police officials, including DSP Qasim Ghauri, were killed during an encounter with armed men near Karachi's Safari Park on Thursday, local media reports said.
The encounter took place in the city's Gulshan-i-Iqbal Town during which two policemen had also been injured.
The injured policemen were shifted to a hospital for treatment.
Moreover, a local news website quoted Sindh Police spokesman, SSP East Imran Shaukat, as saying that three attackers had also been killed during the action.
The encounter came about as police launched an operation against certain accused said to be hiding in the areas of Hussain Hazara and Muhammadi Goth, the website quoted sources as saying.
Moreover, police has also sought assistance from Sindh Rangers for the operation.