Law enforcement agencies took custody of two suspects allegedly involved in the martyrdom of two Pakistan Army personnel in Karachi, sources said on Thursday.
The personnel, Lance Naik Razzaq and sepoy Khadim, were gunned down Tuesday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the congested, downtown Saddar area of the port city.
The attack took place near the Saddar Parking Plaza near Empress Market, one of the busiest markets in the metropolis.
According to reports, the attackers on motorcycles managed to escape after they opened fire on the vehicle of the security personnel, injuring both of them.
Sources close to case investigation said the LEAs took custody of the suspects during raid in Baldia Town and Abyssinia Lines.
They said that the terrorists had properly planned the attack, adding that the shooters had used ‘brass catcher’ therefore no bullet shell could be recovered from the crime scene.
Sources said that statements of 20 people have been recorded thus far and several video footages have also been obtained.
They further said that the route taken by the shooters is being detected with the help of video footage.
This was not the first time that security personnel have come under attack in Karachi.
In December last year, two Military Police personnel were gunned down by attackers on motorcycles in an ambush near Gul Plaza on the busy M A Jinnah Road, less than a kilometre from the scene of Tuesday’s gun attack.