Rangers soldier martyred and two injured in Karachi

Islamabad: One soldier of the Pakistan Rangers Sindh was martyred and two others were wounded while three suspects were arrested after an exchange of fire in a Korangi locality late on Wednesday night.

According to Rangers’ spokesperson, the paramilitary force, acting on a tip-off, conducted a raid in Ilyas Goth located in the 51-C area of Korangi to arrest some ‘criminals’, including Shafiq alias Kala.

“When the suspects noticed the Rangers party was approaching them, they resorted to firing. During the exchange of fire, constable Mohammad Ilyas was martyred while two other soldiers, Ibrahim and Amir, were injured,” said the official.

The Rangers managed to arrest Shafiq Kala and his accomplices, Aleemuddin and Shahbaz alias Osama.

The spokesperson described Shafiq as the targeted killer. He added that Shahbaz, who was arrested in an injured condition, was the one who opened fire on the soldiers. The injured was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.

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