Rangers conduct targeted operation in Lyari

Published: March 7, 2013
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File photo of Rangers in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

File photo of Rangers in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KARACHI: Rangers detained six terror suspects and recovered four abductees during a targeted operation in Lyari and Pak Colony on Thursday, reported Express News.

As the operation started, Rangers blocked around 20 entry and exit points to the targeted areas. Several commandos, armoured vehicles, motorcycle scouts and women officials took part in the operation.

Apart from detaining six terror suspects rangers also discovered the torture cell of Shiraz Comrade in Moosa lane. Rangers recovered four people, who had been kidnapped, from the torture cell.

According to sources, certain elements also opened fire at the Rangers as they were trying to enter the area.

Later during the day, when the Rangers left the area, residents started protests and gunmen resorted to firing. The National Highway was blocked as a result.

Due to the sudden recurrence of unrest, Police and rangers forces were called back to the area.

The operation took place hours after bodies of two kidnapped personnel were recovered from the Mewa Shah graveyard in Karachi.

The two kidnapped officials, Hawaldar Muneer Ahmed Bhutto and Aijaz Ahmed Baloch, belonged to the intelligence wing of Sindh Rangers and were abducted on Wednesday.

Rangers officials said that both the men were in civilian clothes when abducted. The men had been last seen in Nazimabad area.

A total of nine people were killed in Karachi during the day in separate incidents of violence.

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  • Babablacksheep
    Mar 7, 2013 - 3:13PM

    sad— but now they feel the heat and DO some thing about it to curb the violence in cityRecommend

  • usman
    Mar 7, 2013 - 5:00PM

    Go Rangers

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  • Kamran
    Mar 7, 2013 - 5:35PM

    Why it always happened when a security agency personnel are the victims??????????
    Why not for a common citizen of Pakistan?
    We need to find out the reasons or we need to find out people who can answer this.
    We need to Vote for change!!!
    Vote for yourself and Vote for Pakistan.

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  • Ali
    Mar 7, 2013 - 6:03PM

    Why dont you just grab these NaMalooM Log who are sitting at the very front. Who’s videos evidences are available.

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  • AA
    Mar 7, 2013 - 6:49PM

    Go and get them…otherwise its a do or die

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Mar 7, 2013 - 7:16PM

    SC Court observed that political parties of Karachi have armed wings. According to media reports the target killer of three ulema arrested belongs to a major political party of Karachi. Do the GOS has the courage to name that political party and take severe action against the criminal.

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  • Eyes Wide Shut
    Mar 7, 2013 - 9:22PM

    This city needs a major clean up operation that can only be done by army

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  • bandgi
    Mar 7, 2013 - 10:03PM

    No compromise on terror attack. No political call for terrorist. ALLHA BLESS PAKISTAN……

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  • SH
    Mar 8, 2013 - 4:19AM

    The time for targetted operations is over. Lyari is not the only place from where all of Karachi’s problems stem and picking up 6 people and allowing many more to come back onto the streets and fire shots into the air isn’t going to achieve much long term. We need operations in several areas throughout the city, irrespective of ethnic / political / religious leaning and a good first step would be a blanket ban on display or use of automatic weapons and unlicensed arms.
    That being said, well done Rangers. Keep it up and stay apolitical.

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