Violence claims six more lives, four TTP members among 10 nabbed


At least six persons were killed and several others injured in fresh incidents of target killing in different areas of the metropolis on Monday, while the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) personnel arrested more than 10 accused, including four members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), during targeted operations and recovered arms and explosives from their possession.
According to police, unknown assailants gunned down a man identified as 42-year-old Muhammad Jamal in Iqbal Market area of Orangi Town. In another incident, a man was killed due to firing of unidentified assailants at Sharah-e-Faisal near Falak Naz Apartments. The body was shifted to a nearby hospital where the identity of the deceased was ascertained as Khalid Mehmood, 38.
Furthermore, 35-year-old Mehtabuddin Jan was killed in firing incident in Khokhrapar area of Malir. The body was shifted to a hospital to undergo medico-legal formalities.
Dead bodies of three persons were also recovered from various areas of the metropolis.
Meanwhile firing incidents continued unabated across the city during which more than 10 persons, including two women, were injured. The wounded people were shifted to various hospitals to receive medical treatment.
On the other hand, the LEA’s personnel continued targeted search operation in the city, during which more than 10 miscreants were nabbed. In Sugarcane Market area of Sohrab Goth, police conducted a raid after receiving a tip-off. As a result, four members of banned militant outfit TTP, identified as Anaar Khan, Ameer Khan, Saal Muhammad and Nehmatullah, were nabbed by the security forces personnel.
Police also claimed to have recovered explosives filled kettles, two pistols, several repeaters, small arms and hundreds of bullets from the possession of the nabbed criminals. Police sources said the detained TTP members were also involved in the murder of anti-polio vaccination workers in Kurram Agency, Mardan, while also being involved in targeting security personnel.