KARACHI, Dec 14: A suspected bandit was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a private security guard in North Nazimabad on Friday, police said.

The officials added that armed men riding a motorbike intercepted a car near a State Bank of Pakistan building in North Nazimabad block A. Sensing danger, the car driver sped up but armed motorcyclists opened fire on it. “The firing forced the driver to stop the car and attracted retaliation from a security guard traveling in the car,” said North Nazimabad SHO Inspector Akhtar Abbas.

As a result of firing, the officer said, one of the armed motorcyclists fell while his accomplice sped away.

“The car was owned by a businessman,” the inspector said.

The wounded bandit was later moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he died during treatment.

“We have seized some cellphones, cash and a pistol from the deceased bandit who remained unidentified.”

The police investigators later found seven spent bullet casings at the scene.

Robbers kill man

In Korangi, a man was killed while resisting an armed mugging attempt, the area police said.

They added that armed men riding a motorbike intercepted 52-year-old Mohammad Salim, who was riding home in Chakra Goth, and demanded cash and valuables at gunpoint.

As the victim resisted, one of the bandits fired shots at him and fled along with his accomplice, said an official at the Zaman Town police station. “Salim sustained a gunshot wound in the chest and died on the spot.” Resident of Noorani Basti in Korangi 1-1/5, the victim was worked in an industrial unit in Korangi.

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