Three Rangers personnel were injured in an exchange of fire with terrorists in a residential building in Karachi’s Urdu Bazaar on Monday.
Rangers had reached the area for an operation when the terrorists started firing upon the personnel to which they retaliated. The suspects also threw two grenades at the Rangers in which three personnel were injured. Two of the injured personnel are currently out of danger while the other one is still being treated.
After attacking the Rangers, the suspects locked themselves in the flat and were firing from there, according to the Rangers. One terrorist has been killed in the operation.
The operation was launched against the members of banned outfits, who were believed to be present in the building. According to Rangers, an arrested militant had said that his accomplices were present in this building.
However, the Rangers had not anticipated that the terrorists would retaliate in this way.
Initially, the Rangers did not respond immediately because very few personnel had come for the raid. Moreover, they wanted to ensure the safety of other people living in the building. More personnel have been deployed to the site.
Rangers have surrounded the building, sealed the streets nearby and closed off the lights in the area. Efforts are currently under way to vacate the building and the operation is still going on. According to reports, terrorists have thrown another grenade at the Rangers.
As many as boom of six explosions has been heard in the area.