Rangers personnel have arrested at least ten suspects including target killers and extortionists during search operations in Karachi on Wednesday.
According to Rangers spokesman, the security personnel raided the areas of Kharadar, Baldia Town and Ranchor line and took as many as eight suspects including four target killers belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) into custody.
Rangers blocked the entry and exit points in the area and also recovered different weapons from the possession of the criminals.
Separately, two more suspects were detained in an operation in Orangi Town.
Karachi, a metropolis of 20 million that hosts the stock exchange and central bank, is beset by armed violence, and many of its sprawling slums are no-go areas for outsiders.
Two years ago, the military, with help from police, paramilitary Rangers and intelligence agencies, unleashed a campaign against armed gangs and suspected militants in the city.
The operation, which escalated in March this year, is officially aimed at eradicating criminals and militants.