KARACHI - Unknown gunmen resorted to firing at a mobile shop, leaving a shopkeeper dead and a pedestrian wounded here in the limits of Korangi Police Station on Thursday. Police said that gunmen, riding a motorbike, arrived at a mobile shop located in Zia Colony, Korangi and sprayed the shopkeeper Khalid Babar with bullets, while Tanveer, a passerby, was also injured.

The gunmen managed to flee while the victims were transported to the Jinndh postgraduate Medical Centre where doctors pronounced Khalid dead while Tanveer was admitted with critical wounds.

Although police have registered an FIR against unknown assailants, so far it has been unable to ascertain the motive behind the attack.

LEAs nab 25 ‘outlaws’

On the other side, the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) claimed to have arrested at least 25 criminals in various raids and operations carried out in different parts of the city on Thursday.

Sindh Rangers’ spokesperson said four outlaws were taken into custody while weapons and narcotics were also recovered from their possession.

Similarly, in a raid carried out in New Town, Rangers arrested an alleged operative of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L). The accused, identified as Mumtaz Hussain, was as per Rangers’ account, supplied weapons to different criminal gangs.

Likewise, in another raid, the paramilitary force arrested three alleged drug peddlers besides recovering narcotics from their possession.

In a separate development, Rangers personnel raided a narcotics den in Memon Goth and arrested Inayatullah, Tariq Rehman and Muhammad Akram.

Ranger’s spokesperson said that those held used to run a narcotics den in the locality and wanted to the police in connection with various criminal cases.

On the other side, Karachi police arrested 21 suspects in various raids and operations carried out in different areas of the city.

Those arrested were involved in different criminal activities, including target killings, robberies, street crimes and drug peddling.

Police also claimed to have recovered weapons and narcotics from their possession.

Police have registered the cases while further investigations are underway.