Two terrorists killed in encounter with Ranger, CTD


KARACHI, Aug 19 (TNS): At least two terrorists of a banned outfit were killed in encounter with Rangers and Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel in Karachi on Friday night.

According to details, Rangers and Counter-Terrorism Department conducted a joint operation in Korangi area of Karachi on intelligence report. The law enforcement agencies personnel cordoned off the area and launched a house-to-house search during which terrorists hiding in a house opened fire. Rangers and CTD personnel returned the fire due to which two terrorists were killed.

In charge CTD Umar Khattab informed media that the dead terrorists belonged to a banned organization and were involved in killing traffic police officials in the city. An MP-5 rifle snatched from traffic police officials was also recovered from the dead terrorists.

The law enforcement agencies conducted a search of the house after the encounter and recovered a bomb. The bomb disposal squad diffused the bomb.

At least one person was killed and two other, including a policeman, were wounded in two separate incidents of firing in Karachi.

According to details, some unidentified persons opened fire and killed a man in Gulshan Maymar area. The deceased has been identified as Abdul Waheed.

Separately, some drug peddlers opened fire at a police mobile in Qasba Islamia Colony as a result a police man was wounded. A passer-by was also injured in the firing incident. On the other hand, dacoits looted pitza shops in various localities of the city. Dacoits looted cash and mobile phones during robberies in pitza shops in Gulshan-e-Johar, Gulshan Iqbal and Nazim Abad. Dunya News has obtained CCTV footage of robberies at the pitza shops.