Rangers arrest 1887, recover 3236 weapons in 6 months

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 1887 criminals and recovered 3236 weapons in last six months during targeted actions in Karachi, a release said on Thursday.

According to details, from 5 Sep 2013 to 5 Mar 2014, overall 1839 targeted raids were conducted in the city in which 1887 criminals, including 12 terrorists, 126 target killers, 18 kidnappers and 181 extortionists were apprehended.

In all, 3236 weapons, including RPG-7, uni barrel rocket launchers, hand grenades, LMGs, SMGs, rifles, shotguns, sniper rifles, pistols, explosives, IEDs, detonators, mixed ammo, bullet proof jackets and narcotics recovered. Fifty two encounters with criminals took place during which 78 criminals/terrorists were killed and 52 arrested. The release said 18 abductees were also rescued.

It said that six Rangers personnel embraced martyrdom and 31 got injured during actions. The release said 1118 criminals were challaned.

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