Notorious gangster killed in police encounter


A gangster allegedly involved in the murder of more than 100 people was killed during an alleged police encounter in Lyari.

Sources said that police raided a gangster hideout based on a tip-off, after a cracker attack in Singoleen area of Lyari. On spotting the police, the suspects opened fire, and gang war suspect Irfan Pathan was shot and killed in retaliatory fire by the police.

Two other suspects were injured and arrested in different police encounters near New Karachi sector 11 and Noor Jahan highways while four drug peddlers were nabbed in Shah Latif Bhattai.

Meanwhile, two citizens were injured after resisting a robbery in Korangi 5 area.

The dead bodies of two persons were also reported to have been found from houses in Steel town and Buffer Zone.