KARACHI: A station house officer (SHO) was killed and three others were injured during an operation in Kashmore district, Sindh on Monday.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, an official said a police team led by SHO Karampur Ali Hasan Bakhrani conducted a raid in the Katcha area in a bid to recover four hostages kidnapped by a gang of dacoits.
However, the dacoits, equipped with latest weapons, attacked the police party. “The dacoits fired a rocket launcher as the police approached the area,” said a police official.
He added that an extra contingent was deployed to initiate contain the situation.
The deceased's body has been shifted to a local hospital. The wounded police personnel are currently receiving treatment.
According to the Sindh Police, notorious dacoit Nawab Jagherani operates from the area. They added that after a brief lull, the kidnapping for ransom had restarted in Kashmore.
The area is already sensitive owing to tribal clashes and highway robberies.