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Five suspected terrorists, among ten killed in Karachi

KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Monday claimed to have killed five alleged terrorists including two high-profile targets belonging to ‘Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent’ (AQIS), during counter terrorism raid in the port city.

SP Raja Umer Khattab said CTD team launched action against terrorists in Khairabad area of Orangi Town, where it engaged in exchange of fire with the militants. He said at least five accused were killed during the action.

He said Huge cache of arms and explosives were seized from the possession of the terrorists. He said the police busted the suspected militant hideout following credible intelligence, which proved a big ‘hit.’

“At least five outlaws were killed at the end of a shootout with the cops. Two of them were al Qaeda commanders,” said he adding the slain terrorists were involved in a recent armed assault on Rangers personnel deployed at Qalandria Chowk.

Three of the fallen ‘enemies of state’ have been identified as Usman, Ibrahim, and Nurul Hassan alias Hashim, who was the Amir (chief) of AQIS’s Karachi chapter.

Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent is a militant organization, which aims to fight the governments of Pakistan, India, Myanmar, and Bangladesh in order to establish an Islamic state.

The militant group has also stated its intentions to attack American targets in the Indian Subcontinent.

Before coming together under AQIS, there were various Jihadist factions operating in Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan.

In another incident three persons were killed in firing in Bengali para in Korangi on Monday.

Two more persons were killed in separate firing incidents in North Nazimabad and Landhi areas of the city.

INP

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