Exchange of fire: ‘Militant’ killed in police shootout

Police raided a suspected terrorist hideout and one of the militants allegedly opened fire at them


Our Correspondent November 11, 2016
They said the search operation was launched by paramilitary troops and intelligence agency personnel. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies continued their operation against militants and criminals in the city and killed two more suspects, including a militant of a banned outfit, during separate encounters on Friday.

A suspected militant was killed during an alleged exchange of fire with the police in the Quetta Town locality of Sohrab Goth. The police raided a suspected terrorist hideout and one of the militants allegedly opened fire at them, trying to escape. The police retaliated and killed one of the militants while two of his accomplices managed to escape under the cover of fire. Hand grenades and a pistol were also recovered from the deceased's possession. According to the police, the militants were members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). A case has been registered and further investigation is under way.

Separately, a suspected robber was killed and another was arrested in an injured condition after an exchange of fire with the police near Chamra Chowrangi in Korangi. The suspects were riding a motorcycle which was intercepted by the police and instead of stopping they opened fire at them. The body and the injured were taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where the deceased was identified as Abdul Rehman and the injured as Asif.

According to the police, the suspects were wanted in many cases of street crime and robbery.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2016.

 

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