SUKKUR: A police constable was martyred and three officials of Pakistan Rangers were wounded when armed dacoits opened fire on their vehicles patrolling the Indus Highway at around 10.00pm on Tuesday night.

Sources said the outlaws managed to escape after the attack. Writing head constable Khalid Hussain Abro, posted at Gabloo police station, died on the spot and Rangers officials, Mohammad Rafique, Fazal Usman and Ali Sher sustained critical wounds.

The dead body and the wounded were taken to taluka hospital where doctors stabilised the wounded and shifted them to Sukkur Civil Hospital due to their precarious condition.

The sources said that Sindh IGP Rafat Muthtiar Raja took notice of the incident and directed DIG Larkana Range to take action against the assailants and eliminate the criminal gangs operating in Kandhkot-Kashmore area.

Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2023

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