KARACHI: Seven people were killed, including a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) employee, overnight as violence continued in parts of Karachi, Express 24/7 reported on Saturday.
Unidentified gunmen opened indiscriminatory fire in Khokhara-Park area, killing a PAF official, Ghazanfar Ali Khan.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said high value targets responsible for violence in Karachi had been arrested overnight.
Malik said a targeted operation had been carried out in some areas and that no one would be allowed to sabotage peace in the city.
He said Korangi was the most restive area in the city, and praised police for their services.
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The interior minister also sought the cooperation of political parties to bring peace in Karachi.
Monetary compensation for attack victims
At the funeral ceremony of three police commandos, Sindh Home Minster Manzoor Wassan said that monetary compensation will be provided to the families of the policemen who lost their lives in last night's attack.
The home minister claimed that over 100 target killers had been arrested in Karachi.
Wassan also admitted that criminal elements in the city have political affiliations.
Inspector General of Police (IG) Sindh Wajid Durrani said two people had been caught red-handed from a crime scene and were currently being interrogated.
He said 18 people who had been kidnapped from different parts of the city had also been recovered.
Ambush on police in Korangi
Earlier on Friday, a van of police commandos was ambushed by gunmen in Korangi, sparking gun battles in which four officers were killed and more than 30 others wounded, officials said.
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"These policemen were in a van going on a raid on a tip-off when they were intercepted by armed men who started firing, injuring many policemen," senior police official Shaukat Hussain told AFP.
"The police returned fire and at least one attacker was killed." Television footage showed injured policemen being carried by their comrades and local residents into ambulances and private vehicles heading to hospital.
"Our hospital has received 32 injured policemen, four of whom are critically injured. They all have gunshot wounds," said Seemin Jamali, spokeswoman for the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre.
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