Two militants killed in Karachi encounter, claims CTD

Says militants belonging to a splinter Taliban group were involved in the killing of over 100 people


Zubair Ashraf August 31, 2015
The CTD claimed that the two dead ‘terrorists’ were involved in the killing of over hundred people, including a dozen policemen. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed on Monday to have gunned down two militants in an encounter in Karachi.

According to a CTD official Ali Raza, two alleged terrorists were killed during a raid near the Northern Bypass in the outskirts of the city after they refused to surrender and opened fire at the raiding police party.

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During the encounter, the terrorists also hurled grenade at the police, however, no law enforcer was injured in the incident. The deceased were identified as Sajid and Zafar who, according to the police, belong to a splinter Taliban group.

The CTD claimed that the two dead ‘terrorists’ were involved in the killing of over hundred people, including a dozen policemen.

The government had earlier announced head money of Rs1 million and Rs500,000 for Sajid and Zafar, respectively.

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Earlier on Friday, Police shot two kidnappers and rescued a bank official from their captivity. The Citizens Police Liaisons Committee (CPLC), in collaboration with the Counter-Terrorism Department and Special Investigation Unit (SIU), conducted a raid near the Northern Bypass. The suspects in an attempt to escape began firing at the officials, said a police official. The police retaliated and killed the two kidnappers after an exchange of fire, he added.

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