Two militants killed in Karachi raid

Militants were suspected to have links with the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group


Faraz Khan April 03, 2016
PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Two police officials and two militants were killed late on Saturday night when police conducted a raid in Karachi's Quaidabad area.

Police officials conducted the raid in the Lalabad area when militants opened fire. Two police officials and two militants, suspected to have links with the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group, were killed in the cross-fire.

Two suspected militants killed in Karachi raid

Two militants had been arrested from the area, prior to the raid.

The militants were said to have been heavily involved in plotting sectarian violence in the city as well as planning police killings.

 

Amid the shoot-out, 20 kilogrammes of explosives were also recovered.

Last month, a suspected militant wanted in a number of terrorism cases, including the Safoora Goth massacre, was arrested in Karachi.

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