KARACHI: Four suspected gang members were killed in Karachi’s Lyari area during a joint Rangers and police operation, Express News reported.
Law enforcers started the targeted operation on Saturday evening as rising tensions between two gangs in Lyari forced residents to move out. The Rangers and police have been targeting areas dominated by notorious gangster, Noor Muhammad aka Baba Ladla.
The four suspected criminals were killed in a shootout that took place near the Dubai Chowk.
The gang members - identified as Muhammad Hakeem alias Chota Jheengu, Umra alias Jadoo, Shabbir alias Goga and Mohsin Baba – were reportedly associated with Baba Ladla, Wasiullah Lakho and Faisal Pathan groups.
The dead were wanted by the police in cases related to murder, attempted murder, kidnapping for ransom and extortion.
Despite police and Rangers’ presence in the volatile area, fighting between the gangs continued in parts of Lyari including Dubai Chowk, Chakiwara, Jhat Pat Market, Baghdadi, Khadda Market and other surrounding areas.
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