KARACHI: As many as ten suspected militants were killed as the Rangers conducted two separate raids on the outskirts of the megalopolis late on Tuesday night. Three Rangers personnel were also wounded during the exchange of fire with the militants.
In the first encounter, Rangers were raiding a suspected hideout of a banned outfit in Kathore near Super Highway following a tip off.
As officials were setting up a cordon, militants allegedly started unprovoked firing to break through. During the subsequent exchange of fire, two militants were killed, but their accomplices managed to escape under the cover of darkness.
A Rangers’ spokesperson claimed that they chased the fleeing militants, adding that another encounter took place during the chase. In the second encounter four more militants were killed while two Rangers personnel suffered injuries.
In another surgical action in Manghopir area of the city, Rangers traded fire with militants. As a result two militants were killed while one Ranger sustained injuries.
A spokesperson for the paramilitary outfit said that during the ensuing exchange of fire, two more militants were killed.
Though the militants killed have yet to be identified, however, the spokesperson said that the militants killed belonged to banned militant outfit.
He added that they had recovered weapons including SMG, pistol and suicide jacket were recovered from the possession of the militants killed.
The bodies of the militants killed and the injured Rangers personnel were shifted to hospital for autopsies and medical treatment.
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