Battleground Karachi : 19 dead as Police's Operation Lyari enters third day

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  1. Singh

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    Some info

    1. Lyari slum is a PPP stronghold, populated by Baloch
    2. Uzair Baloch, the guy being hunted, is a known gangster, nurtured by PPP. He is part of the armed gang of PPP. And he is being made a scapegoat just like Rehman Dakait.

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    KARACHI: At least 19 people including three police officials have been killed while 50 sustained injuries during the police operation in Lyari that entered its third day on Sunday.

    The sound of gunshots echoed in the neighbourhoods of Lyari as the police combated heavily armed miscreants who confronted the police with rocket launchers and grenades. The police rounded off tens of wanted criminals during the operation.

    Heavy firing continued on the third day in Cheel Chowk and Ghaas Mandi areas in particular. Three out of four armoured personnel carriers (APCs) were destroyed in attacks from gangsters since the operation began. However, police repaired them and started using them again.

    The miscreants fired five rockets at police near Cheel Chowk and opened indiscriminate fire, which injured five including Express News cameraman Arif Ali. The injured have been shifted to a hospital.

    The residents of Lyari, fearful of escalating violence and deprived of food, started migrating to safer places.

    According to Senior Superintendent of Police Crime Investigation Department Chaudhry Aslam Khan, the police had covered almost 70% of the violence-hit areas of Lyari.

    The Home Ministry of Sindh issued arrest warrant for Uzair Jan Baloch, a former chief of Peoples Amn Committee. Baloch announced earlier on Saturday that he was quitting the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in protest against the police action.

    The police claimed that it will soon enter Baloch’s house to arrest him.

    Battleground Lyari: 19 dead as operation enters third day – The Express Tribune
     
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    not a gangster, more like a warlord
     

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