The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Sindh Police on Sunday claimed to have killed four alleged Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants in a shootout in Manghopir and recovered weapons and explosive material from their possession.
According to reports, militants attacked police during a raid on their hideout in Manghopir, but retaliatory fire by the police left them seriously injured, said CID police official. CID police also recovered automatic weapons and explosive materials from their den, the official said. Rescue sources informed that the injured terrorists were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) where they expired. The names of the killed terrorists were not released to the media yet. Anti-Terrorism Cell (ATC) Incharge Ali Raza said the action was conducted on secret information about the presence of terrorists in the area.
Wanted Lyari gangster Shiraz Comrade was not among the five gang-war members killed in an encounter with Rangers earlier on Sunday, family sources have confirmed. The five criminals killed in an encounter with the paramilitary force on Sunday morning were identified by the Rangers spokesperson as, Akbar Maliri, Shiraz Comrade, Khalid Lashari, Gulab Hassan aka Peeru and Yousuf Pathan. However later in the afternoon, family sources confirmed that Shiraz Comrade is not among those killed. It is important to mention that law enforcers have claimed arresting Shiraz Comrade multiple times previously as well.
It has been confirmed that the individual earlier mistaken as Shiraz Comrade is also named Shiraz, but is much too young to be the wanted gangster of the same name. Rangers officials have also confirmed the man killed in the encounter is Shiraz Ibrahim alias Comrade Malirwala. At least five most wanted suspects of gang war, including Sheraz Comrade, were killed in Rangers encounter in Malir Nadi Karachi on Sunday. According to Rangers spokesperson, they were involved in terrorism, murder and other crimes, and a huge cache of weapons was also recovered from their possession.
According to the sources, the bodies were shifted to the Jinnah Hospital for post mortem, whereas the bereaved families reached the hospital but the women refused to speak to the media. Sheraz Comrade, who belonged to the Lyari’s area Baghdadi and Baba Ladla group, was wanted in 200 cases while the Sindh government had also set a reward on his arrest. Meanwhile two dacoits were caught by a mob when they were fleeing after committing a robbery in Korangi area on Saturday night. The citizens subjected the dacoits to severe torture due to which both of them died on the spot. The angry mob set ablaze one of the deceased. Police have shifted the dead bodies of the dacoits to Jinnah Hospital for autopsy.
Four persons were killed and one other injured in separate incident. A youth, Raza Ullah, 25, son of Aziz Ullah, committed suicide at his House near Clifton Centre, Block-9, Clifton. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities. Rescue sources informed that he shot him dead with his own pistol.
In another incident, a man, Akhter Hussain, 65, son of Qamar Uddin, was gunned down at his mobile shop, while his son was critically injured in firing by unidentified armed motorcyclists near Islam Chowk in Oranngi town. In another incident, a newborn baby was found dead near bushes of Gulistan-e-Johar. The body was taken to Edhi Welfare Association. Separately, another newborn baby was found dead near B Road, Bihar Colony.