Karachi Police gunned down ISIS militants

Karachi Police gunned down ISIS militants

KARACHI: Karachi Police has gained success in eliminating ISIS local commander operating in Karachi.

Police on Thursday claimed they killed two men of the Islamic State militant group amid rising security fears that militants have resurfaced.

The suspected militants were allegedly involved in the killing of a senior police official last year in the metropolis.

Pakistan has been struck by a wave of militant attacks in recent weeks which have killed at least 130 people. One attack at a Sufi shrine in Sehwan Sharif killed 90 people.

The attacks, most of which were claimed by the Islamic State group or the Taliban, have dented optimism after the country appeared to be making strong gains in its decade-and-a-half long war on militancy.