KARACHI - As many as six workers of a banned outfit were apprehended during raids of Rangers in various areas of Karachi on Sunday.

The joint operation of Rangers and police is still successfully underway in different parts of Karachi. The officers conducted a door-to-door search operation in Landhi, Orangi Town and Nazimabad and arrested six commanders of an outlawed organisation. Different weapons were also recovered in the action.

A senior police official stated that Karachi operation was launched by the government which is giving positive outcomes as dozens of extortionists, target killers and terrorists have been held so far. He said that stern action will be continued until the end of last criminal.

Separately, a wanted suspect was among two killed in alleged police encounters in two separate incidents in Karachi.

On a tip-off, the local Malir police raided a hideout at Jinnah Square and an encounter took place with wanted suspect, Danish Baloch, who had holed up there. According to the police, the suspect was killed during a retaliatory fire. The suspect was wanted in extortion, robbery and other heinous crime cases to the police.

Separately, South Zone Police of Karachi, in four different encounters, arrested 164 culprits along with six terrorists and retrieved from their possession weapons, stolen vehicles and contraband drugs. According to a report issued by the police department here on Sunday during a series of actions conducted under the supervision of DIG South, Dr Jamil Ahmed four different encounters also took place with the criminals in KalaKot, Mauripur, Kharadar and Napier areas.

Culprits arrested were said to include terrorists, dacoits, vehicles lifters, drug suppliers and petty street criminals. These comprised eight motorcycle lifters besides two killers involved in murder cases registered with PS Napier and City Courts in 2008 and 2013 respectively.

Of the six apprehended terrorists, officials said two were absconders and declared to be proclaimed offenders by the authorities. Many of the arrested were cited to be engaged in street crimes conducted within the jurisdiction of Boat Basin, Mahmoodabad, Aram Bagh, Mauripur, Clifton and Garden police stations.

Jackson police arrested a supplier of gutka while South zone police stations in total arrested 52 absconders including 10 with cases registered under drug act. Police also retrieved three hand grenades, 19 pistols, sizable number of magazines and bullets, three cars, three motor cycles, 18 chases of motor bikes, 700 bags of gutka and so-forth.

Meanwhile, the Azizabad police killed a suspected terrorist while his accomplice fled the scene. The police said the alleged terrorist, whose identity was not disclosed, was linked to the banned Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan Swat chapter. The police also claimed to have seized ammunition, liquor and a stolen motorcycle from his possession.

Separately, a man was injured in a violence incident in the metropolis. Sher Muhammad, a resident of Korangi, was shot and injured by unidentified armed men near Vita Chowrangi in Korangi. He was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for treatment.

Meanwhile, eight people were injured in a rickshaw accident. Robina, 15, Halima, 30, Abida, 40, Nasrin, 20, Rahima, 18, Sheerin, 20, M Babul, 45, and one other were injured when a rickshaw overturned near Karsaz. All the injured were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.