Imran Khan: Petrol bombs thrown and shots fired at Pakistan police as they raid home of former prime minister | World News

Petrol bombs and stones have been hurled at police in Pakistan as they raided the home of former prime minister Imran Khan, during which shots were also fired.

Officers responded with tear gas as they clashed with baton-wielding supporters of the politician in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday and arrested more than 60 people.

During the operation, a man on the roof of the sprawling compound opened fire.

At least three police officers were injured.

Police detain a supporter of former Prime Minister Imran Khan during a search operation in the Khan's residence, in Lahore, Pakistan, March 18, 2023. Pakistani police stormed former Prime Minister Khan's residence in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday and arrested 61 people amid tear gas and clashes between Khan's supporters and police, officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
More than 60 people were arrested as police stormed Mr Khan’s home. Pic: AP

Senior commander Suhail Sukhera said the security forces had to remove barricades erected by members of Mr Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party.

He said they blocked the lanes around the property with concrete blocks, felled trees, tents and a parked truck.

On breaking open the main door of the main residence, police said they found masks, petrol-filled bottles, iron rods and batons used in

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