Two TTP miscreants killed in ‘encounter’ in Karachi

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Two miscreants including Bholo Qureshi, leader of a drug mafia group, were killed in an alleged police encounter on the Northern Bypass in Karachi on Monday. The police also recovered an abducted transporter Amanullah after an encounter in Sarjani area.

Rangers and police conducted a joint operation in Khani colony in the area of Ittehad Town and recovered a transporter named Amanullah who had been abducted on October 25.

During the encounter, security forces also killed two miscreants who were identified as Akbar Khan and Shah Bakht.

There was a 0.5 million-rupee bounty on his head.

According to SSP West Irfan Baloch, the miscreants had a link with banned outfit Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan. Police have recovered a rifle and a pistol from his possession.

On November 18, four ‘gangsters’ were killed in an alleged encounter with the law enforcers in Lyari. According to law enforcers, the encounter had occurred in the Dubai Chowk neighbourhood of Lyari, the area dominated by notorious gangster, Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla. This is one of the areas that is worst afflicted by the ongoing violence between the gangs over the last couple of weeks.

The violence had escalated on November 17 as well, following the killing of Kareem Baloch, a close aide to Baba Ladla. Kareem was reportedly killed by members of the rival Faisal Pathan group. Meanwhile, a police official and three other people were also killed as a result of the clashes on November 17.

Many prominent gang members in Karachi have been killed or apprehended by authorities during the recent security operations in the city.