14 target killers arrested from Murree

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The security forces on Wednesday arrested 14 target killers involved in the Karachi disorder during a crackdown at hotels in Murree.

The raids were conducted after the police received a secret report. During the raids, 14 target killers, including a key accused of Lyari gang war, were arrested.

The detainees were identified as Shoaib, Idrees, Sajjad, Shahid Qadri, Khalid Mehmood, Danish, Muhammad Asim, Naeem, Imran, Maqsood, Aamir, Basharat and Muhammad Ahmed.

Three of the detainees are from Murree and were facilitating the others.

According to the police, the detainees were wanted by various police stations of Karachi in cases of extortion, robberies, target killing and other crimes.

The detained target killers were shifted to some undisclosed location for further interrogation.

A key accused of the Lyari gang war, Ameen Baleedi, and his accomplices were arrested from Lahore two days ago. According to the police, the target killers and extortionists have started fleeing to others cities of Punjab after the Karachi operation against them was accelerated.