KARACHI: A suspected commander of the Islamic State militant group has been killed in a police encounter in Karachi’s Manghopir Area, police claimed on Thursday.
During an intelligence-based raid carried out by the district west police and intelligence officials in Ittehad Town, a suspected Daesh commander and two policemen were injured, a statement issued by the Sindh Police said.
The suspect, who was later identified as Kamran Aslam Gujjar, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.
Police claimed to have recovered a sub-machine gun, three hand grenades and explosive material from the possession of the accused militant.
Gujjar confesses involvement in heinous crimes
Meanwhile, Sindh Police also claimed that the IS commander confessed his involvement in various heinous crimes before his death.
“The suspect confessed his involvement in DSP Abdul Fatah Sangri who was shot dead along with his driver head constable Nazeer Ahmed and security guard constable Farooq Ahmed in Karachi’s Malir district in May 2015,” the statement read.
The suspected allegedly admitted to killing a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and K-Electric (formerly KESC) officer Farhan Khalil through a magnetic bomb in 2013.
Gujjar, however, maintained he had recently joined the global terrorist group and did not commit any major terrorist activity under the group’s banner, the statement said.
Police raided the hideout after getting a tipoff from Tahir alias Sain, a prime suspect of Safoora carnage, who had revealed Gujjar’s involvement in various terror activities during interrogation, it added.