Lyari gang war suspect Rashid Rekha, who until recently had a large bounty on his head, was killed in an encounter with Rangers in the Kharadar area of Karachi late on Thursday night.
Officials said that Rangers units were responding to reports of firing between two groups in the area when one of groups fired upon the Rangers. The ensuing exchange of fire fatally wounded Rekha. The alleged gangster was rushed to the Lyari general hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
A bounty of Rs1.5 million was withdrawn after Sindh home department issued a notification on February 16 withdrawing the head money on eight alleged gangsters from Lyari.
Clashes between rival groups have raged for three consecutive days.
Meanwhile, Express News reported that officials had rounded up as many as 12 suspects, including Jabbar Jhingo.
All of the suspects are still in the custody of Rangers.
Operation will continue till the restoration of law and order in the area, a Rangers officials said.
The Express Tribune