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Three Rangers personnel killed in Karachi

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KARACHI: Three Rangers personnel were killed and one injured after unidentified assailants opened fire at a Rangers checkpost in Karachi’s Baldia Town locality on Friday, officials said.The law-enforcement personnel were on routine duty, when two gun-wielding men riding a motorcycle opened fire at the checkpost after Friday prayers.Rangers Director General Major General Bilal Akbar, while talking to reporters after the incident, said the assailants wanted to attack a nearby mosque but on seeing Rangers security, resorted to firing at the personnel.

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He said four security personnel were on board a vehicle, while two each were on board two motorcycles at the time of the attack.

The Rangers DG vowed to apprehend those behind the attack.

The area has been sealed by security forces and a search operation is currently underway.

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