KARACHI: At least four people were killed in different incidents of violence in Karachi, whereas seven people were arrested during a targeted operation in the city, DawnNews reported on Wednesday.
Two people were gunned down in Lyari's Bihar Colony and Shah Faisal Colony. Meanwhile, one person was shot dead in Liaquatabad’s Sheesh Mahal area. The victim's attacker was later arrested and weapons were seized from his possession.
Separately, a body was found near Korangi’s Polytechnic Institute. The victim was tortured before being shot dead.
Seven arrested in targeted operation
A contingent of Rangers conducted a targeted operation in Karachi’s Jamali Goth area and arrested seven people.
The Rangers had launched the targeted action upon receiving a tip-off.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including mortars, were recovered from the possession of those arrested.
Subsequently, the seven were shifted to an undisclosed location and an investigation went underway.
Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism.
Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.