Two suspects shot dead in police encounter; SSP Keamari

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Karachi: Two suspected robbers were shot dead in an encounter near the site area on Thursday. In the incident, two suspects were gunned down within the remit of the SITE-A police station.

Keamari-SSP Fida Hussain Janwari said that a police party was conducting a checking of commuters near  Star Mill around 1.45 am. They indicated four suspects on two motorbikes to stop.

However, the suspects opened fire on the police. In an exchange of gunfire, two suspects were arrested in a wounded condition and later died, he said, adding that two TT pistols, bullets, three mobile phones, and one motorcycle were recovered from them.
The identity of the two deceased could not be ascertained till late in the night.

Earlier, in the same area, Head Constable Muhammad Rameez was killed and another policeman Sher Afzal wounded by four muggers riding two motorcycles during police checking. However, the SSP claimed that the two incidents were not connected. He said the attackers were not terrorists but local criminals prowling around the area.

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