KARACHI - Two armed bandits were killed and another injured in an alleged encounter with the police in Macchar Colony on late Friday night, officials said.

They said the patrolling party of the Docks police station was deployed near TCF School in Macchar Colony. When they intercepted suspicious motorcyclists riding a bike, they opened fire on the police party.

“The firing between the two sides continued for more than 15-20 minutes,” said Inspector Madad Ali Zardari, the SHO Docks police station. “Our mobile were hit several times but fortunately we face no injury. All the three armed men were injured in the police retaliation, who were shifted to Civil Hospital.”

Two of the armed culprits succumbed to injuries while the third one survived and his condition was stated to be stable. The police recovered three TT pistols and seized the motorbike, which seemed to be stolen or snatched. “During initial investigation, the deceased armed men were identified as 28-year-old Ayub Muhammad and Shahabuddin, 30. They were wanted in four murder cases including killing of area leader of Anjuman-e-Naujawawan-e-Islam in Macchar Colony in 2010, said the SHO. Going through criminal records in different police stations, the investigators also found more than a dozen cases of armed robberies and vehicles’ snatching against all the three suspects, he added.

“The injured suspect namely Shahid Pir Muhammad told the police that they all moved to Orangi Town recently from Macchar Colony. They were returning home when they were spotted by the police,” he added.

Separately, an alleged bandit was killed while other arrested during an encounter with the CID AEC team in Al-Fateh Colony within the limits of Site A police station.

The incident took place at Al-Fateh Colony where CID AEC team conducted raid on a tip-off. When police party reached, armed culprits opened fire on him and tried to escape. During cross firing, a bandit received bullet injuries while police arrested the injured bandits. It recovered a Kalashnikov and two TT pistols from their possession.

Police shifted the injured bandit to hospital where he succumbed to injuries. Police shifted him to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medicolegal formalities.

CID official said the bandit was identified as Safiullah, 38, and his accomplice as Hanif. He said that these bandits were involved in several cases of robberies and other heinous crimes. Further investigation was underway.

Greenwich University to organise walk: The students of Greenwich University will be organise a ‘walk for a cause’, on April 9 to raise funds for the kidney patients who are in need of dialysis.

An official of the institution said here on Saturday that the walk will be participated by the students, faculty and staff of the University, sportsmen, NGOs and members of civil society organisations.

The funds raised through the walk will be donated to the SSWAB Trust.

The two kilometres walk will begin at 3pm from Greenwich University campus and will terminate at Captain Farhan Ali Shaheed Park at main Seaview Road.