Rangers arrest 11 suspects in targeted operation

A policeman stands guard over an anti-American rally of thousands in Karachi's Lyari town

KARACHI: Rangers’ personnel conducted a targeted operation in the Gulshan-e-Mazdoor area of Karachi’s Baldia Town on Saturday and arrested 11 suspects, DawnNews reported.

On receiving a tip-off about the presence of suspected militants belonging to banned organisations and gang-war groups, Rangers’ personnel launched the operation.

Four hundred personnel, including females, took part in the operation. During the raids, the entry and exit points of the area were sealed and people were prevent from entering without permission.

The arrested suspects belonged to banned organisations and gang-war groups.

Thirteen different weapons, including Kalashnikovs and repeaters, were recovered from the arrested suspects.

Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism. Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies