KARACHI  - A speedy water tanker claimed the lives of three children on Thursday in Orangi Town area.

According to sources, three children died on the spot when a speedy water tanker hit them. The tanker driver fled from the scene. The bodies have been shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed hospital.

TWO KIDNAPPERS KILLED IN ENCOUNTER

Sohrab Goth police claimed to have killed two alleged kidnappers during an encounter near Super Highway within the jurisdictions of Sohrab Goth police station here on Thursday.

Sohrab Goth DSP Qamar Ahmed said the encounter took place near Indus Plaza where two kidnappers were gunned down during an exchange of fire. He said the police party, on a tip-off, cordoned off the Indus Plaza apartments and asked the culprits to surrender but they offered resistance and tried to flee. When police retaliated, two out of five kidnappers were killed.

The culprits were Afghan nationals and were carrying out short-term kidnappings. The bodies of the culprits were shifted to morgue after autopsy at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The search for their comrades has continued.

Meanwhile, the law enforcement agencies claimed to have arrested over 200 suspects including the members of banned outfits in targeted operation here on Thursday. Rangers claimed to have conducted various raids in different areas of the metropolis and arrested 24 suspects including terrorists affiliated with outlawed militant organisations, target killers and gangsters. Weapons were recovered from their possession.

On the other side, Karachi police claimed to have carried out 108 raids and arrested 198 suspected criminals and recovered illegal weapons from their possession.

Separately, Sharafi Goth police found a body in six pieces from the Future Colony area. Police said victim M Iqbal was the resident of Old Subzi Mandi. He hailed form Faisalabad and was abducted by unknown assailants.

The culprits later axed his body into six pieces and threw it at an abandoned place in Future Colony. Police rushed to the spot after being informed by the residents and shifted the body to morgue after autopsy at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.