Four TTP militants killed in shootout with police in Karachi

Police received tip-off of the whereabouts of the militants' hideouts; four other militants manage to escape

Faraz Khan July 28, 2014

KARACHI: Four Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were killed in an encounter with the police in Karachi on Monday evening, police officials said.

The four militants were killed during an exchange of fire with the District Malir police near Buraq petrol pump on the Super Highway, near Sohrab Goth.

DSP Qamar Ahmed told The Express Tribune that a raid was conducted on a tip-off of the militants’ hideout, adding that upon seeing the police, the militants opened fire on them and tried to escape under the cover of fire.

However, the police retaliated and during a brief encounter, four militants were killed, while four others managed to escape in a white Toyota Corolla.

The bodies of the militants killed in the encounter were shifted to the Edhi morgue in Sohrab Goth after medico-legal formalities were completed at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Two of them have been identified as Noor Alam and Rahib Khan.

DSP Ahmed claimed that the deceased militants, besides being involved in attacks on police and rangers in Karachi, were involved in kidnapping for ransom activities to generate funds for the TTP.

Police officials also claim to have recovered two hand grenades, two sub-machineguns (SMGs), a pistol and a car from their possession.

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