79 police officers killed in Karachi operation so far: Report

Report adds that 15,671 suspects have been arrested, 10,254 raids have taken place since start of the operation.

Web Desk February 08, 2014
Suspects arrested during an operation in Karachi. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: According to a 5-month report on the Karachi targeted operation, 79 police officers have been killed so far since the start of the operation, Express News bureau chief Karachi Aslam Khan reported on Saturday.

The report was presented to the Inspector General of Sindh Police.

The targeted operation started in Karachi after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the metropolitan in September in a bid to devise a strategy to curb violence.

With the provincial government on board, the prime minister had given a go-ahead to the paramilitary force to conduct raids and arrest criminals with the help of the police. Subsequently, the operation began on September 7.

The report stated that in September last year, 15 police officers were killed during the operation, 12 in October, 11 in November and 11 in December, further adding that in 2014 25 police officers lost their lives in January during the operation and five in February so far.

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Also, 15,671 suspects were arrested while a total of 804 encounters and 10,254 raids have taken place up till now, the report said.

Security officials have also recovered 282 kilogrammes of explosives, 167 hand grenades and explosive devices, and seven rocket and rocket launchers so far, the report added.

In addition, the report also said that 3,430 pistols, 84 kalashnikovs, three light machine guns and four suicide jackets were also seized during the operation up till now.


vaqas | 10 years ago | Reply

@stealth: The same way all of pakistan calls them government officers instead of government servants

stealth | 10 years ago | Reply Why E.T always reports policemen as police officers.
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