KARACHI:  Rangers conducted an operation in Bahadurabad area of Karachi on Wednesday night and arrested two target killers belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

According to a Rangers spokesman, the arrested target killers Kashif Tinda and Junaid Iqbal also known as Boota belonged to MQM’s militant wing. The spokesman further informed that during investigations the arrested confessed to target killing of lawyers and extortion.

They also confessed target killing advocate Sohail Anjum Ansari on March 17, 2010 on Tipu Sultan Road and were also involved in the killing of advocate Waheed Ahmad Qureshi on November 1, 2011 on Tariq Road.

The spokesman further said that the two men were also involved in May 12, 2007 massacre in Karachi and also confessed to killing six Sunni Tehrik workers in April 2008 in City Court.

Meanwhile, at least two people were killed in a firing incident near Vitta Chaurangi area of Karachi.

The deceased were identified as two brothers, Babar and Shahid. Police sources said that Babar and Shahid were killed while resisting a robbery attempt.

On the other hand, unidentified persons opened fire in Quaidabad area and wounded two workers of a private channel. The injured were shifted to Jinnah Hospital.