Day after Baba Ladla’s elimination, DG Rangers visits Lyari to congratulate troops

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Director General Rangers Maj Gen Mohammad Saeed on Friday visited Lyari to congratulate his troops on the ‘successful operation’ against Baba Ladla a day earlier.

He was also briefed by various sector commanders on the law and order situation in the areas under their respective commands.

While on his visit, the DG Rangers met students from the neighbourhood and appealed to parents and teachers to make sure that they remained vigilant and reported any suspicious activity to the Rangers.

Early on Thursday, the Rangers had claimed to have killed notorious gang war commander Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla in a shootout in a Lyari neighbourhood.

Acting on a tip-off, the Rangers had initiated an operation in Lyari’s Phool Patti Lane area. Upon seeing the paramilitary force, the gangsters had allegedly opened fire and lobbed hand grenades at Rangers personnel.

After an exchange of fire that lasted about 35 minutes, Baba Ladla and two accomplices were killed in the encounter.

The two associates — Sikandar alias Sikko and Mohammad Yaseen alias Mama — were said to be high-ranking members of the Baba Ladla gang.

The ‘most wanted’ suspects were involved in numerous terrorist incidents and heinous crimes, a Rangers press release said.

One Kalashnikov, a 9mm pistol, a 9mm mauser and a hand grenade were also recovered from their possession, a police statement said.

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