KARACHI - Law enforcement agencies claimed to have gunned down two more militants affiliated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in Gulshan-e-Bunair area of Landhi, Karachi.
Police claimed the victims were involved in the blast at the commandos’ van in Razzakabad area which claimed the lives of 13 cops and wounded 50 others.
The encounter took place when the paramilitary force, on a tip-off and in coordination with the police, raided their hideout in Gulshan-e-Bunair area in the outskirts of the City.
The militants attacked the raiding party by hurling two hand grenades towards them. As result, one policeman and two personnel of Rangers were wounded.
In retaliation, the police and Rangers killed two militants. Law enforcers also claimed to have recovered one hand grenade, two pistols and a Kalashnikov from their possession. Their bodies were shifted to morgue after medicolegal formalities at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. “This was an intelligence based operation,” Rangers spokesperson said. “The militants killed were involved in an attack on the police commandos’ bus.” He said their identities could not be shared as the paramilitary force had more leads about the group.
Quaidabad Police Station SHO Ahmed Asif Malik said the condition of injured personnel was out of danger. A case has been registered. Further investigation was underway.
Meanwhile, with the delay of two days, the Korangi Industrial Area Police have registered the case about the suicide attack at the Rangers convoy in Qayyumabad area.
A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle of Pakistan Rangers official on Friday, however, the vehicle was damaged in the attack but the official and his guards remained safe in the incident. An FIR was registered on behalf of the Rangers official against unidentified persons. Though the case has been registered but the suspected bomber has yet to be identified.