Two suspected robbers killed, several others held in Karachi raids


Karachi police killed two suspected robbers in an alleged encounter late on Monday, while dozens of suspects were rounded up in raids conducted in different areas of the port city.
Police officials said that two robbers were killed in an exchange of fire with a patrolling team in the SITE Super Highway area. Police recovered weapons and looted valuables from the scene.
Meanwhile, a search operation was conducted by police in Orangi Town’s Kikar Ground and Islamia Colony areas, which led to the arrest of 14 suspects, SP Orangi Abid Ali Baloch said. They were shifted to Pirabad police station for further interrogation.
In another raid on a gambling den in Mominabad, police nabbed 15 suspected gangsters.
The law enforcers apprehended three suspects from Machchar Colony and Old City Area, and seized weapons and drugs from them.
Two suspected street criminals, Bilal and Qamaruddin, were arrested from Samnabad, SP Gulberg Bashir Brohi said. Police seized a snatched motorcycle and drugs from the suspects, he added.
Two more suspects were held from Awami Colony area of the megapolis. The suspects, Naseeruddin and Adnan, attempted to rob a citizen, officials said.
The suspects, said to be residents of Korangi, confessed to have been involved in various crimes.