KARACHI – Three suspects were gunned down during a search operation in Shah Latif Town, late Friday night.

According to police, the suspects were looting citizens when they reached the crime scene. They were killed during an exchange of gunfire. Weapons, cash, and a motorcycle were recovered from the suspects, security officials added.

Multiple Raids

An operation by law enforcers in Shah Faisal Colony led to the arrest of as many as 22 suspects including seven fugitives and two motorcycle thieves.

According to area’s superintendent Shah Faisal, 12 TT pistols, submachine guns (SMGs), hand grenades, cash, and mobile phones were recovered from the arrestees.

Another suspect was nabbed during an operation in Karachi’s Nazimabad area who was allegedly involved in street crimes and selling drugs.

As per SP Gulberg, weapons and contraband were also taken into custody from the suspect.

Two fugitives, including one woman, were also detained in the same area, police said, adding that cases had been registered against the arrestees earlier in Nazimabad police station.

Moreover, four suspects including a foreigner were arrested in Korangi area of the metropolis.

Security officers explained that weapons, contraband, and a motorcycle were recovered from the arrestees.

“The recovered motorcycle was reportedly stolen from SITE area,” police added.

Law enforcers have intensified search operations in Pakistan’s biggest city with police actively participating in operations alongside Sindh Rangers.