KARACHI The City police on Friday claimed to have arrested three culprits allegedly involved in the target-killing of political workers, after a shootout in the Brigade Police precincts Friday morning. DIG (South) Ghulam Nabi Memon made the claim while addressing a press conference at his office along with Jamshed Town SSP Amir Farooq and other officers. The DIG said that the raid was made on a tip-off by a police team led by SSP Amir Farrooq at lines area and arrested three culprits. The accused were identified as Adnan alias Cheuura, Junaid alias Joni and Faisal alias Rana while three TT pistols were also recovered from their possession. The culprits started firing at the police party when they reached the spot. The shootout continued for some time, however, the police managed to arrest the three accused while their ringleader Arshad K2 succeeded in flee from the scene. The DIG (South) said that during the preliminary course of investigation the accused confessed to have targeted several political workers and those who had refused to pay extortion. He said that the culprits revealed that they had killed one of their accomplices namely Arshad and threw his body wrapped in a gunny bag in a deserted place in the Sohrab Goth area. They have also shot dead one Shahid Murghay walla in 2008 and in 2009 they had targeted a shopkeeper of Nelson Paints when the deceased refused to pay extortion. In 2006, one of their accomplices Shehzad was killed during a shootout with the police at Naziambad while in 2006, they had attacked a Mutthida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Nazim Azhar Ayub. DIG Memon said that the accused had been declared absconder by courts and that they were wanted to the police of various areas in several criminal cases. Meanwhile, PPI adds: - The accused were identified as Adnan alias Cheuura, the son of Burhan, Junaid alias Juni son of Abdul Majeed and Faisal alias Rana son of Muhammad Rashid. Police also recovered three TT pistols from their possession, DIG told. They were jailed several times and after their release on bail they did not appear before the court and were declared as proclaimed offenders, he said. He said the police arrested them on Friday morning and are investigating their affiliation with any political party, as it could not be ascertained immediately.