KARACHI: Police and Frontier Constabulary (FC) forces continued their operation in troubled Lyari area for the third day on Sunday as nine people, including Station House Officer (SHO) of Civil Lines and a constable were killed along with 20 others wounded, SAMAA reports.
Exchange of fire between criminals and police contingents is going on since Friday, confining area residents inside their homes amid shortage of medication and food items.
A key gangster of the area has been killed as the government has ordered early completion of the action.
Cordoning off entry and exit points of Lyari and adjoining areas, police has started conducting raids to capture bigwigs of banned People’s Amn Committee (PAC), including Sardar Aziz Baloch, Habib Jan, Ustad Taju, Zafar Baloch, Shahid Rehman, Umar Kachi, Jabbar alias Jhengo, Wasi Ullah Lakho and Baba Ladla.
Sporadic firing incidents caused tension in different areas, keeping the entire locality shut as rockets, hand grenades and automatic weapons were used by criminals against police parties.
SHO Civil Line Fawwad Khan and a police constable, Malik Tasawar, were killed and five other police officials were injured when unknown culprits hurled a hand grenade and opened fire on them.
The SHO belongs to Chemkani area of Peshawar where his funeral prayer will be offered today. SAMAA