Three Rangers men were killed while one other injured as assailants fired at their vehicle in Karachi’s Baldia Ittehad Town on Friday.
Initial reports revealed that unidentified persons on a motorbike opened fire on a Rangers vehicle near a mosque in the area, injuring two members of security forces and leaving three dead.
“Two Rangers officials are critically injured,” SP Baldia Ijaz Hashmi confirmed.
Further, DIG West confirmed that “unidentified persons on a motorbike opened fire on the vehicle.”
The injured have been shifted to a local hospital and investigation is underway as police and Rangers arrived at the scene.
Two years after the Rangers launched a surgical operation to rid Karachi of terrorists and other criminals, the paramilitary force entered its next phase this month.
In this phase, the Rangers will go after terrorists, contract killers and their facilitators, particularly those involved in attacks on law enforcers, security personnel, lawyers and witnesses.
The Karachi operation was launched on September 5, 2013 on the orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after it was endorsed by a multiparty confab.
According to the paramilitary force’s two-year performance report, 10,353 suspects have been arrested in 5,795 raids since the campaign’s launch. The detainees include 826 terrorists, 334 target killers and 296 extortionists.
NEO Monitoring Desk