Rangers arrest 65 suspected militants in Karachi

Published: July 5, 2015
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PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: Rangers on Sunday rounded up about 65 people allegedly involved in criminal activities from different parts of the city. 

During the raids, Rangers and police nabbed the aforementioned suspects, six of whom belong to a political party while four others are from a defunct outfit, Express News reported.

The areas where the raids were conducted were Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Orangi Town, Landhi, Lyari, Shah Faisal Colony, Al Falah, Jauharabad and Khameso Goth.

According to reports, a large amount of narcotics and ammunition was also recovered from their possession.

Read: Rangers’ raids in Karachi leave 10 suspected militants dead

On June 24, as many as ten suspected militants were killed as Rangers conducted two separate raids on the outskirts of the megalopolis late on Tuesday night. Three personnel were also wounded during the exchange of fire with the militants.

In the first encounter, the LEA was raiding a suspected hideout of a banned outfit in Kathore near Super Highway following a tip off.

As officials were setting up a cordon, militants allegedly started unprovoked firing to break through. During the subsequent exchange of fire, two militants were killed, but their accomplices managed to escape under the cover of darkness.

Read: Dozens arrested as Rangers raid Sunni Tehreek Karachi office

A Rangers’ spokesperson claimed that they had chased the fleeing militants, adding that another encounter took place during the chase. In the second encounter, four more militants were killed while two Rangers personnel suffered injuries.

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