Law enforcers kill activist in Karachi 'encounter'

Published: August 12, 2017

KARACHI: In less than a week, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have killed another worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – London in an alleged encounter.

The CTD claimed to have arrested three workers of MQM-London, including its sector incharge for Landhi. The law enforcement agency also recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. The political workers arrested and killed were involved in over 35 cases of targeted killings.

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CTD SSP Munir Shaikh said that the encounter took place when police conducted a raid in Bagh-e-Korangi. “The militants opened fire on the police. In retaliation, police also fired back, killing one of the suspects and arresting three others,” Shaikh said.

The deceased MQM-London worker was later identified as Javed, son of Abdul Khaliq while the arrested as former Landhi sector incharge Taqi, Arshad Jamal and Hanif. Javed was said to be a closed aide of notorious target killer Raees Mamma and was running a team of target killers.

MQM-London activist gunned down in police ‘encounter’

Earlier, a similar encounter by CTD took place last Sunday on August 6 in Saeedabad where CTD had killed another MQM-London worker, Imran alias Funter, who was allegedly involved in targeted killing cases.

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