Police officer shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pak

Karachi: One police official was today shot dead while another was critically injured when unidentified gunmen tried to free two alleged under-trial prisoners from a police van in Pakistan’s port city Karachi.

The gunmen opened fire on the police van carrying the prisoners in the Baloch colony area but couldn’t free them after retaliation from the policemen.

The prisoners,who were being taken back to the Central jail after attending a hearing at an anti-terrorism court have been identified as Mohammad Imtiaz and Abdul Malik who were arrested from Korangi, and were involved in the murder of a police constable.

One of the two policemen who were shot at were rushed to a hospital where he sucummbed to his injuries.

Earlier this month, two police officials were shot dead in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area of the city.