Policeman hurt in firing by robbers

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A policeman was shot at and wounded by armed robbers in Gulistan-i-Jauhar. Sharea Faisal SHO Haji Mohammed Ishaq said that armed pillion riders snatched cash and other valuables from four employees of the Sindh Food Authority at an eatery near Jauhar Chowrangi. In the meantime, two anti-robbery squad policemen, who were passing through the area, spotted the criminals and challenged them. In an ensuing exchange of gunfire, Constable Sikander suffered bullet wounds while the criminals managed to escape.

The SHO said they believed that one of the robbers also suffered a bullet wound and police had mounted a search for him.

He said the policeman avoided use of their weapons as it was a busy roundabout and a lot of people and traffic was there.

The wounded policeman was shifted to the Aga Khan University Hospital for treatment.

 

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