KARACHI - A traffic police sub-inspector was injured in firing by unidentified assailants in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area on Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Central Irfan Baloch said the traffic police official , Irshad, was patrolling near Gujjar Nala in Liaquatabad when he was shot.

The official signalled a motorbike to stop, but the assailants riding it opened fire on the police official . According to reports, the two men riding the bike also snatched the sub-inspector’s weapon before fleeing.

Irshad was shot in the leg and shifted to a nearby hospital. His condition is out of danger, police said.