KARACHI: Six terrorists of a banned organization were killed in an encounter in the Afghan Basti near the Super Highway, Police claimed on Saturday.
SSP Rao Anwar claimed that the police conducted a raid acting on a tip-off regarding terrorists hiding out in the Afghan settlement. Upon seeing the raiding party the terrorists opened fire upon them.
Anwar claimed that in the ensuing gunfight 6 terrorists were killed. He added that those killed belonged to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Maulvi Fazlullah group.
He claimed the terrorists were involved in attacks on law enforcement officers and other terrorist activities.
The Police identified two out of the six terrorists as Ahmed and Sarwat. According to police claims, Ahmed was a commander of the deceased former TTP Chief Hakimullah Mehsud, and has been injured in a drone strike in Waziristan after which he relocated to Karachi to seek medical treatment.