Karachi: 5 ‘bandits’ killed in 2 encounters
KARACHI: Five alleged bandits were gunned down in two encounters that took place within an hour in different areas of the city on Thursday. Shahra-e-Noorjahan police were conducting routine checking in mobile vans when they spotted four armed men riding two motorcycles and signalled them to stop. The armed men sped away, instead. When the police gave a chase, the bandits opened fire. The police returned the fire killing two of them. The two other men managed to flee. SSP Amir Farooqi said the victims were between 20 and 25 years of age and identified as Adnan and Naeem. He said the police recovered two 9MM pistols and a snatched motorcycle from them.
In another incident, six suspected bandits on two motorcycles intercepted vehicles near Khateeja Tower in Clifton’s Block-1 and started looting cash, laptops, mobile phones and wallets from passing motorists.
In the meantime, a Boat Basin police mobile arrived at the scene. The bandits saw the police and opened fire. The police retaliated by firing their guns and injured three bandits. The three other bandits managed to escape during the shootout.
The police recovered two laptops, two motorcycles, seven wallets, seven mobile phones and three TT pistols from them. An injured man identified himself as Yahya, 28. The two other injured, aged between 25 and 30 years, remained unidentified. The injured were being taken to the JPMC when they died.