Karachi: 2 ‘bandits’ shot dead
KARACHI: Two suspected bandits were killed in a shootout with police in a North Nazimabad area on Wednesday, officials said. They added that three armed men riding a motorbike intercepted a dairy farmer, Wasim Jafri, in Shadman Town near Nagan Chowrangi. “As he put up resistance, one of the bandits opened fire on him,” said Shahrah–i-Noor Jahan SHO Inspector Raja Tariq. “The gunfire drew the attention of a police team patrolling the area. The police reached the crime–scene and found the man lying in a pool of blood there, while the armed men were about to escape.”
He said the bandits fired at the policemen when they asked them to surrender and an exchange of fire ensued. During the shootout, two of the bandits were killed, he added. “Their third accomplice, however, managed to escape, leaving the motorbike and the bodies of his accomplices behind,” said the inspector.
He said: “The deceased bandits were identified as 28–year-old Irfan Aslam and 25–year–old Sohail Yousuf, both residents of New Karachi.
“Yousuf is the son of a police official,” said the SHO. He said police seized two TT pistols and the motorbike owned by Sohail. Police investigators were gathering facts to determine the identity and their third aide, he added.