KARACHI: Two accused of Lyari Gang War were shot dead, while three others arrested during an operation by law enforcement agencies in different areas of the city on Friday, Aaj News reported.
Rangers Spokesperson Major Sibtain said an encounter took place between Gang War accused and Rangers men in Lyari where in an exchange of fire, two suspects were killed.
He said the two killed suspects, Amjad alias Mirchi and Iqbal alias Kana Qatal, were involved in crimes of extortion and kidnapping for ransom. They were also planning to attack polling stations during upcoming local bodies’ elections. Weapons were recovered from their possession.
On the other hand, three accused were nabbed during raids of police crime branch. SSP Crime Branch I Akram Abro said the arrested accused belonged to Lyari Gang War’s Sheraz Comrade group.
‘The accused are Wilayat Khan, Tariq and Faisal, who were involved in different crimes including street crimes. Ammunition has also been recovered from their possession,’ he said.