Karachi: 2 alleged terrorists killed, over 12 nabbed
KARACHI: Two alleged terrorists were killed and more than two dozen were taken into custody during a raid in Sohrab Goth and other surrounding areas against the militants involved in the attack on polio vaccination team. Police also recovered huge cache of weapons and stolen vehicles during operation. According to details, at least 300 personnel of Karachi police and Rapid Response Force were trying to get inside the areas considerably dominated by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Karachi when militants offered resistance near Decent Heights Apartment, Malik Agha Hotel.
Witnesses said that police party entered inside of different areas of Sohrab Goth including Asma Apartments, Qayyumabad, Sona Gali, Junejo Colony. As police reached Supermarket area, gunmen resorted firing to avoid arrest where during encounter two militants sustained bullet wounds and rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced them as dead.
A police official confirmed the death of both militants and said that the bodies of both deceased had been sent to the morgue for identification after an autopsy. Police suspected that one of the militants was foreigner and other one was local Pushtoon.
Police said that the raid was conducted on a tip-off about the presence of militants involved in the attack on polio vaccination team of WHO. Police claimed to arrest at least 25 suspect militants and shifted them to unknown location for interrogation. Residents of the area when contacted said that militants had had left the areas before the arrival of police, therefore police concluded the operation within an hour. Police claimed to have recovered 5 TT pistols, two shotguns, five cars and four motorbikes.
Meanwhile, Police have registered the cases against unidentified assailants involved in the killing of WHO female workers gunned down on Tuesday in different areas of the city
A large number of police contingent and Ranger personnel jointly took part in door to door search operation and arrested two dozen suspect, recovering ammunition from them in Al-Asif Square area. Police sources said, two armed men attacked the police party during search operation and both were killed after encounter.
Police launched an operation at Al-Asif Square in Sohrab Goth against criminals believed to be involved in the attacks on polio teams in the city.