Jacobabad police claim killing bandit in shootout

JACOBABAD:Police on Thursday claimed to have killed a bandit in an encounter in Jacobabad.

According to police, Karim Baksh Jakhrani alias Karu was wanted by the Balochistan police in the murders of six policemen, including a sub-inspector, and several other cases of murder, robbery, kidnapping for ransom, police encounters and terrorism.

SSP Dr Sumair Noor Channa said the suspect and his accomplices opened fire on a police team. The crossfire left Jakhrani dead. He said Jakhrani was an important member of Mithu Shah gang and had become a symbol of terror in the province. The body was shifted the Civil Hospital for autopsy. Police seized a weapon from the crime scene.