Robber killed, accomplice held after shootout with police

KARACHI:A robber was killed and his accomplice arrested after an encounter with the police in Korangi Zaman Town area here on Thursday night, police said.

Korangi SSP said the outlaws had killed a man and his son during a robbery at a stationery shop a few days ago.

Footages of the robbery and the murdering of the shopkeepers, who were later identified as Hussain and his son Assad, had gone viral, the SSP said.

Giving detail about the alleged encounter, the SSP said that the police were informed that two robbers were hiding in Zaman Town area and planning to loot people.

Police raided the area and met resistance from the outlaws who started indiscriminate firing, police retaliated. As a result, a robber was killed and another was injured, who was later arrested, the SSP said.

In another incident, police in Quaidabad area arrested a robber identified as Samiullah. A pistol was recovered from him. He was injured in encounter with the police and later was arrested.