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Four target killers arrested during raids in Karachi

Published Sep 04, 2011 11:51am


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Police arrested four target killers during raids in different areas of Karachi on Sunday. – File Photo

KARACHI:  Police arrested four target killers during raids in different areas of Karachi on Sunday, DawnNews reported.

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of police raided a house in Lines Area and arrested a target killer named Shahroz Arif Yousuf.

According to police, the alleged criminal confessed killing five people along with his his accomplices. Through information derived from him, police also recovered a body of a victim from Sector 5-B area of North Karachi. The victim had been killed with a sharp object and kept in a television packing carton.

According to the arrested culprit, the name of the victim is Iftikhar Bhatti and he had been first kidnapped and then assassinated.

During interrogation, the culprit also named many of his accomplices, for whom the police have launched several search operations as well.

During another operation, police arrested an active member of the Lyari gang war group, Arshad Baloch, from the Shahrah-e-Noor Jahan area of North Nazimabad.

According to sources, the alleged criminal is a member of the Akram Baloch group and is involved in the target killings of 10 people.

A Klashinkof as well as a large cache of bullets was also recovered during this raid.


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