Shootout: Karachi police kill seven militants allegedly involved in Chaudhry Aslam's murder

Published: October 5, 2014
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Late SP Chaudhry Aslam Khan. PHOTO: PPI

Late SP Chaudhry Aslam Khan. PHOTO: PPI

Late SP Chaudhry Aslam Khan. PHOTO: PPI Express News screengrab of policemen during the operation.

KARACHI: At least seven militants of a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed on Sunday in a police operation in Lasi Goth area of Karachi, officials said.

“Three of the militants were involved in the attack on late CID officer Chaudhry Aslam,” SSP Malir Rao Anwar said.

Anwar said police conducted the targeted operation on information about militants hiding in the area.

An Express News screengrab of policemen who took part in the operation.

“There were up to 16 TTP militants present in the house when we raided it,” Anwar told AFP.

As the police reached the area, militants fired at them and hurled hand grenades resulting in a gun battle between the two. However, police officials remained unhurt in the exchange of fire.

The bodies were shifted to a hospital where three were identified as Amin, Lal Dada and Hazrat Hussain.

The raid came two weeks after SSP Farooq Awan, who has been a key player in the police’s fight against terrorist groups in the city since 2001, survived a car bomb attack in Karachi.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • imran ali
    Oct 5, 2014 - 3:11PM

    fantastic…was it written on their forehead that they are killer of Ch.Aslam….with the posting of new DIG CID even the dead will speak

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  • LSE
    Oct 5, 2014 - 3:38PM

    Good Job!

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  • bash gul
    Oct 5, 2014 - 4:38PM

    We hope the police at police stations also prove such bravery and efficiency.

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  • CasiM
    Oct 5, 2014 - 6:12PM

    Please show No Mercy to them

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  • Saleem
    Oct 5, 2014 - 7:06PM

    Those who don’t respect other’s right to live loose their right to live as well. Great Job!

    Wish to see this kind of news more often.

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  • Amin
    Oct 5, 2014 - 7:06PM

    Great job, Karachi police!
    Eradicate them completely. No need to arrest as judiciary is incapable of giving them any punishment.

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  • Raj - USA
    Oct 5, 2014 - 8:11PM

    Though Late SP Chaudhry Aslam Khan was a controversial person, I like him and admire his guts. I do not know much about him but from reading a few news items on him, I like him.

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  • Mastodon Khan
    Oct 5, 2014 - 8:19PM

    File closed?

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  • ali
    Oct 5, 2014 - 8:59PM

    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kamran
    Oct 5, 2014 - 9:32PM

    Proud of you jawans!

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  • Usman (Toronto)
    Oct 5, 2014 - 10:14PM

    Awesome Job. Keep up the good work and get rid of all these killers as they deserve no mercy. The sooner the better.

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