13 suspected militants killed in Karachi police operation

Updated December 22, 2014

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Police said the alleged militants were planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the city. -File Photo
Police said the alleged militants were planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the city. -File Photo

KARACHI: At least 13 suspected militants were killed on Monday after a shootout with police in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

Malir Police headed by SSP Rao Anwar carried out an operation in a Sohrab Goth locality where the alleged militants were hiding.

Officials said the suspects resorted to firing after sensing danger. The police returned fire and after a shoot out, 13 suspected militants were killed.

Police claimed the men were affiliated with the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Al Qaeda.

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They also said that some of the men were wearing uniforms of law enforcement agencies.

A large cache of arms and ammunition was also seized during the operation. A police official said the militants were preparing to carry out a major terrorist attack in the city.