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Four more arrested in search operation in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh Rangers in their continued search operation for terrorists who had attacked Pakistan Navy (PN) buses, have arrested four suspects from Manghopir area late Saturday night.
At 3:30 am, a heavy contingent of Rangers, female personnel, commandos and police cordoned off Manghopir area from sector I to V and started a door-to-door search by 5:30 am which continued till 11:00 am.
After a recent spate of bombing on PN buses, which claimed nine lives, including eight navy personnel, the Sindh Rangers had launched search operations at different areas of metropolis to root out criminal elements and to maintain peace in the city.
The first search operation was conducted last Friday when the Rangers imposed a partial curfew at Baldia Town and detained 11 suspects.
More than 150 Rangers personnel and many policemen took part in the operation. All commercial and social activities in the areas remained paralysed during the search.
Sources said that the Rangers after sealing off the said sectors of Manghopir area, detained around 100 people, while 65 of them were released after initial interrogation.
However, a spokesman of the Sindh Rangers confirmed the arrests of four persons.
He said that the Rangers had also recovered weapons from their possession.
According to eyewitnesses, two brothers were injured by the Rangers during the operation. The injured Khan Bahadur and Khan Islam confused the Rangers personnel as being robbers and started aerial fire.
In retaliation, the Rangers injured both brothers, who were later shifted to a local hospital for treatment. Police said that the operation was launched by the Sind Rangers, while Sindh police only provided assistance during the operation. atif raza

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