Three killed, five injured in Karachi violence

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KARACHI: Three people, including a gang-war suspect, were killed and five others injured in different incidents of violence in Karachi. On receiving a tip-off about the presence of suspects, police conducted an operation in Karachi’s Musa Lane during which they came under fire, triggering an exchange of fire. Subsequently, a gang-war suspect Waseem Badshah was killed in the encounter. According to the police, Badshah was wanted in serious incidents of crime, including attempted murder.

Hand-grenades, Kalashnikovs and a huge quantity of weapons were recovered from him.

Meanwhile, a man was killed in a firing incident near Patel Para whereas another person was killed in Orangi Town’s Mominabad area.

Five people, including a woman, were injured in firing incidents in New Karachi Godhra Colony, Jamshed Town and Sherpao Colony.

The city’s East Zone police carried out raids in various areas and arrested 56 suspects.