KARACHI : Police gunned down a key commander of banned terrorists’ outfit Jandalah Group in a shootout in Musharraf Colony here on Saturday.

Sources said that police conducted a targeted operation on information about the presence of Jandalah Group terrorist namely Fazalur Rehman alias Mufti in the area of Maripur. During exchange of firing, Fazalur Rehman sustained injuries. He was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Police said that the suspect was already wanted to the law enforcement agencies in different terror attacks on Pak Army, police and Imambargahs. Apart from this, he was also involved in attacks on SSU police bus in Quaidabad, Army bus in Baldia Town and in kidnapping for ransom. Weapons, five hand-grenades and one motorcycle were recovered from his possession. More raids will be conducted for the arrest of his other accomplices. Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies and Lyari police conducted raids in the areas of Singoleen and Jaman Shah Plot and arrested three suspects, identified as Sameer Kudu, Munawar Baloch, and Ahmad Faraz. The suspects were affiliated with Lyari gang war. Arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession including Kalashonkof, rifles, and thousands of different bore bullets. The suspects were involved in 18 murder cases including murder of gang war suspect Sikandar‘s father.

Meanwhile, the Rangers conducted a raid in Karachi’s Landhi No.4 area after getting information from those who were arrested earlier and recovered arms. According to the Rangers spokesperson, arms included LPG, 5 SMGs, Repeater and bullets. The Rangers also conducted a raid in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and recovered arms, which included Kalashnikovs and rounds of snipers, which were going to be used for target killing and to create chaos in the city.

Meanwhile, crackdown against criminal elements continued in Karachi as four accused were apprehended during police operation in different parts of the city. According to details, police carried out an operation in New Karachi area and arrested two street criminals. Arms and three stolen mobile phones were recovered from their possession. Police also conducted an operation in Darakhshan area and apprehended two motorcycle thieves. Police have also recovered two stolen motorcycles from them.