DSP, two SHOs among 5 cops killed, two hurt in Ghotki attack

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At least five policemen including a district superintendent of police (DSP) and two station head officers were martyred in encounter with bandits in katcha area of Ghotki, Sindh.

According to police, five cops including DSP Abdul Malik Bhutto and two SHOs embraced martyrdom during the gun battle.

SSP Ghokti said that dacoits had latest weapons; however, police operation against them is underway.

He further said that cops are in high spirits and operation will continue against these bandits. Policemen just like Pakistan Army and Rangers is willing to sacrifice their lives for the country, he added.

A group of armed bandits attacked the police in the Kacha area of Ronti, Ghotki, on Saturday night, killing five cops and leaving two injured.

According to DIG Javed Jaskani, a police camp was set up in Kacha for an operation to recover hostages in the area. More than 150 dacoits attacked the police post, killing five policemen including a DSP and two SHOs.

DSP Abdul Malik Bhutto, SHO Abdul Malik Kamangar, SHO Deen Muhammad Leghari and two police constables, Saleem Chachadar and Jatoi Patafi were killed in the attack.

“After the attack, heavy firing has taken place from both sides,” said DIG Jaskani, adding that a “heavy contingent” of police has been dispatched to Kacha.

He maintained that the operation to recover the hostages in the area is ongoing.

 

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