KARACHI: At least seven people including Station House Officer (SHO) Civil Lines were killed and 16 others injured as violence continued in Lyari on Saturday, Geo News reported.

 

SHO Civil Lines Fawwad Khan was killed and three other police officials injured when unidentified armed men hurled hand grenade and opened fire at Kalakot police line in Lyari.

 

Exchange of fire between miscreants and police still continues.

 

Law enforcement agencies continue their operation against criminal elements in the area which was launched on Friday morning where they encountered severe resistance. Security forces were attacked with hand grenades while grenade launchers were also fired.

 

On Friday, exchange of fire continued throughout the day that killed seven persons, forcing the shops and businesses in the area to shut.

 

Crime Investigation Department (CID) police arrested several criminals and gained control of some areas, sources said.

 

At night, there was decline in shooting incidents in the area but on Saturday morning, heavy firing was reported again.

 

CID, Frontier Corps (FC), Elite Force and police were taking part in the operation.

 

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