Three ‘militants’ killed in ‘encounter’

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Rangers and police personnel seen in front of containers placed to block road in Karachi. — Photo by Online
Rangers and police personnel seen in front of containers placed to block road in Karachi. — Photo by Online

KARACHI: Three militants were killed in an ‘encounter’ in Site area here on Sunday, police said.

Police conducted a raid in Metroville on a tip that militants were present in the area, said SSP West Irfan Baloch. On seeing police, suspects opened fire and in the retaliatory firing by police three militants were killed.

The SSP said he believed that the deceased belonged to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (Swat group). They were involved in the recent killing of ASI Hamid Khattak of the Special Security Unit besides the murder of other policemen, extortion and other crimes.

Police claimed to have seized three pistols and a motorcycle from the place of the shootout.

The bodies were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Published in Dawn, September 8th, 2014