KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested two target killers during separate raids conducted in various areas of Karachi on Thursday.
According to reports, Rangers conducted a search operation in New Karachi and arrested a target killer called Kamran Rafique.
Sources said Rafique is involved in killing five people.
In another raid at the Sindhi Hotel in New Karachi, Rangers arrested another notorious target killer, Kamran alias Lamba, accused of murdering six people.
A cache of weapons was recovered from both along with drugs too. Both criminals were shifted to an unidentified place for further investigation.
Earlier during the day Rangers had arrested more than 62 suspects and seized arms in late night and early morning search operation in the Gulistan-i-Johar, Baldia Town and Federal B Area of Karachi on Thursday.
According to reports, Rangers raided offices and flats of a political party in the area of Gulistan-i-Johar and arrested more than six people.
In an earlier search operation in Baldia Town, more than 50 people were arrested.
CCTV cameras, weapons and a stolen car were also seized during the raid.
According to sources, three pickets set up by the political party were also destroyed.
In an early morning search operation in Yousuf Plaza, more than 12 people were arrested.
The search operation caused inconvenience to the residents of the plaza, who were restricted to their homes.
The raids began on the night between August 23 and 24 and continue. According to police statistics, about 29 target killers and another 653 suspects were apprehended and 167 weapons were seized in the 985 raids from August 23 to September 4.
The police and Rangers along with 500 FC personnel have been deployed across the city in order to curb the spate of killings in the metropolis and regain normalcy.
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