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One robber killed, another arrested in Karachi police encounter

Sindh police

A cop of Sindh police Photo: File

KARACHI: One alleged robber was killed and another arrested during an encounter with police near Defence Central Library in DHA Phase-II area in Karachi on Friday.

Defence police station officials said when they signaled the suspects to stop at Punjab Chowrangi, they fled. The suspects opened fire on police officials, when they followed them, they said. Police said when they opened fire in response to the robbers’ attack, one was killed and another got arrested.

Police have recovered weapons and mugged motorcycle from their possession.

The dead suspect, identified as Abdul Rehman, was shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities. The arrested suspect has been identified as Muhammed Aali.

On the other hand, police arrested 25 suspects during search operation at different locations in Gujarat and lodged FIRs against them. The suspects including 20 most wanted and five involved in different crimes, said police.

Police have recovered cash, motorcycle, weapons, rounds and mobile phones from their possession.

On November 14, at least three policemen were badly wounded in an attack of robbers at a police picket in Gari Teghu area of Shikarpur district. Police had said after the indiscriminate firing, the suspects fled towards Kacha area.

The injured police officials included a station house officer Ralph Pathan. Two of them were shifted to a public hospital, while a police official Abdul Wahid Bukhsh was transferred to a private hospital for medical assistance.


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