Notorious Lyari gang war leader killed in police encounter
KARACHI (92 News) – Ghaffar Zikri, a notorious Lyari gang war leader, was killed in a police encounter Thursday morning.
As per details garnered, the gang war leader was killed along with three-year-old son and an accomplice, Chota Zahid, over crossfire with police in Ali Muhammad area of Karachi’s Lyari region. Two police officials were also injured in the operation.
The police along with law enforcement agencies conducted a search operation on a tip-off. During the operation, the gangsters fired at the police and hurled hand grenades. Zikri and his accomplice were killed which lasted 90 minutes.
It was also reported that Zikri was using his son as a shield and his three-year old son was also killed during the shootout. Zikri and his accomplice were one of the most wanted Lyari gang war leaders. They had been booked in several cases for involvement in heinous crimes.