Two accused killed in police encounter; 24 arrested

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KARACHI: As many as two suspects have been gunned down in an alleged police encounter, while 24 others were arrested in various areas of Karachi on Thursday.

According to sources, police conducted search operations in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Ajmaare Nagri, Shadman, Boot Basson, Tippu Sultan, Shah Latif, Rasool Colony, Neelum, NoorJahan Highway, and Etihad town. During the search operations, 24 suspected persons have been apprehended.

Police conducted raids in various areas of Liyari, and two suspects, including Amin alias Deni and Adnan, were killed in an exchange of firing, while the third suspect Shahzad alias Shakar managed to escape.

Separately, two dacoits tried to rob a restaurant in federal B area. One, among them, was shot dead by the owner of the restaurant while other dacoit fled the scene.

Police, in a raid in Etihad town, rounded up a suspect of a gang war and recovered explosives.

Law enforcement agencies have rounded up a target killer affiliated with a militant wing of a political party in the area of Sarjani town.