KARACHI - A man was shot dead in an incident of target killing near Abdulllah Morr within the limits of Surjani Town police station on Thursday.

Police said that veiled pillion riders shot at 35-year-old Mubarak Bengali, resident of Baldia Town, and managed to flee.

It further said that Bengali was passing through Abdullah intersection when he was targeted.

Police suspect personal enmity may be the motive behind the killing. It is also trying to trace the assailants with the help of mobile data of the victim.

LEAs nab 20 ‘outlaws’

The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) claimed to have arrested 20 outlaws, including two target killers belonging to a political party, during targeted operations here on Thursday.

Rangers carried out a raid in Korangi and nabbed two persons, allegedly associated with Muttahida Quami Movement-London (MQM-L). The persons were identified as Muhammad Yousaf aka Papu and Ahsan Ali aka KESC wala.

Rangers’ spokesperson said that they were involved in various incidents of target killings, extortion and other criminal activities.

The paramilitary force also claimed to have recovered weapons from their possession while further investigation is underway.

Rangers also carried out raids in Sachal, Awami Colony and Zaman Town and arrested nine suspects, namely Arshad aka Katta, Ramzan, Saleem aka Shikra, Rizwan, Saleem aka Sallu, Irfan aka Karma, Nadeem, Kashif and Waris.

The accused were involved in number of criminal activities, including street crimes. Rangers also claimed to have recovered weapons from their possession.

Later, they were handed over to police for further legal formalities.

Rangers also carried out raids in Sir Syed and Mehmoodabad and took Muhammad Saqib and Muhammad Asif into custody.

The paramilitary force spokesperson said that both of them were involved in various criminal activities, including street crimes and incidents of extortion. He said weapons were also recovered from their possession.

Later they were handed over to police for further investigations.

Rangers also arrested two persons during snap checking in Zaman Town besides recovering weapons from them.

Zakir and Waseem were wanted to police in connection with various cases of robberies and other criminal activities. Raids were also conducted in Sachal, Darakshan and Awami Colony in which five persons, namely Raja Abdul Gafoor, Nisar Ahmed, Raheel Ali, Muhammad Aslam and Dildar were picked up.

Rangers said that those arrested were drug peddlers and ran a drug den in the locality. Rangers also claimed to have recovered weapons and narcotics from their possession.