KARACHI: Rangers personnel on Tuesday arrested 23 suspects during targeted operations in different parts of Karachi whereas police claim to have arrested 97 suspects in the past 24 hours. Operations were conducted in Lyari, Purana Haji Camp, Usmanabad, Bihar Colony, Jamshed Road, Liaquatabad, Pak Colony, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, North Nazimabad and other areas.
According to a Rangers’ spokesperson, the arrested suspects were affiliated with political parties and some had links with gang wars. Moreover, sub-machine guns (SMGs), rifles and other weapons were also recovered from the suspects during the raids.
Separately, police personnel captured two suspects near the Super Highway’s wholesale vegetable market (sabzi mandi), and also recovered a stolen car from their possession.
Police moreover claimed arresting 97 other suspects in the past 24 hours during targeted operations in different parts of the city. Some of the suspects included wanted criminals.
Meanwhile, a man was killed during firing at Lyari’s Ath Chowk. According to police, the killing was of a sectarian nature.