By: Adeel Alvi
An operation against bandits in Shikarpur’s katcha area gained pace on Thursday with 700 security personnel participating, including 200 police commandos from Karachi.
According to police, various dens belonging to the bandits were dismantled and set on fire in the operation which entered its fifth day today.
During the operation, which also seeks to retrieve 13 people that were abducted by the bandits, nine were freed, a news channel reported.
Daily News correspondent Adeel Alvi reporting from Garhi Tehgo, said that 150 hideouts had been destroyed so far and citing the DIG Larkana added that work to destroy several others was underway.
He said SSP Amir Saud Bakshi estimates the presence of 100-150 dacoits and vowed to carry on until the kidnapped people are recovered and the dacoits “eliminated”.