KARACHI: Sindh Rangers claimed to have killed 18 terrorists overnight in different areas of Karachi. While, police in Peshawar said seven terrorists had been killed in intelligence-based operations.
Seven terrorists were killed in a shootout with Rangers after they attacked a convoy of the paramilitary troops on the Super Highway near Kathor, Sindh. A convoy of Rangers was returning from Sehwan after taking part in rescue operations. A Rangers spokesperson said a soldier was injured in the exchange of fire.
Rangers further said 11 more terrorists were killed in a raid carried out in Manghopir area of Karachi.
“Arms and ammunition was also seized during the operation,” the Rangers spokesperson added. The Rangers said all suspects were affiliated with a banned organisation.
In Peshawar, three terrorists were killed in an intelligence-based operation “Police and security forces received information about the presence of terrorists in the area so they launched an operation early morning,” a police official said.
“The terrorists tried to flee in a car but they were intercepted and three of them were killed in the exchange of fire,” the official said. Search for their accomplices is underway, he added.
The Islamic State group (IS) claimed the attack, which came after a series of bloody extremist assaults this week, in the town of Sehwan in Sindh.
Police had cordoned off the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a revered 13th century Muslim saint, early Friday, as forensic investigators arrived.