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KARACHI: Two private security guards were shot and wounded by armed robbers when they resisted a robbery bid at a bank branch in Federal B Area on Wednesday, police said.

The Gulberg police said that four armed men reached the branch of MCB Bank in Block-13 of Federal B Area near the Water Pump roundabout on two motorbikes.

Area SHO Rashid Ali said that two of them entered the branch and as many suspects stayed outside at some distance.

He said that the bank guard, 45-year-old Shamim Rashid, became suspicious of their behaviour and tried to stop them. During a scuffle between them, the robbers fired at him and another guard, Ahmed Ali, snatched pistol from one guard and fled without looting cash.

The guards sustained bullet wounds in their hands and were rushed to a hospital, where their condition was stated to be out of danger.

The SHO said that there was an ‘error’ in the recording system of the CCTV cameras installed at the branch. However, police were trying to ascertain the robbers’ identity.

Published in Dawn, October 18th, 2018