KARACHI: During a pre-dawn raid, Rangers shot dead three terror suspects on Monday.
According to reports, Rangers and policemen ran into heavy armed resistance from a group of ‘entrenched’ shooters as they tried to bust a hideout in Surjani Town. The shootout did not stop until the mortally wounded militants collapsed to their death, an official said.
The three deceased militants are said to be the operatives of an outlawed outfit involved in a number of terrorist attacks in Pakistan.
“With the recovery of a suicide vest, hand grenade, submachine gun (SMG), and a caliber 30 pistol, the raid also saved the city from a major act of terrorism”, the official remarked.
Sources quoted another official as saying that shots fired by the slain terrorists also left a Rangers personnel wounded. Fortunately, none of the rest of the raiding party members were injured in the encounter, they added.
On the other hand, Rangers raided the house of Uzair Baloch group’s commander Mullah Nisar in Malir area and arrested a gang war accused Shahzad alias Kalo.