CID puts down six TTP men in Karachi
03 October, 2013
KARACHI: At least six terrorists belonging to outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed during two separate encounters with police and Rangers on Hub River Road and Manghopir localities on Wednesday. Officials also claim to have recovered 200 kilogrammes of explosives and a huge cache of weapons from their possession.
In the first encounter, at least two police personnel Jamal and Sardar Rauf received bullet wounds, while four injured terrorists were arrested. However, some of the terrorists managed to escape. The injured policemen and terrorists were taken to Civil Hospital Karachi where all the terrorists succumbed to their injuries, said DSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan who is in-charge of the AEC.
As per details, Anti-Extremist Cell of Crime Investigation Department, on a tip off, intercepted a car laden with explosives near Lucky Pahari on Hub River Road, which resulted in a firing exchange. The car was dispatched from Balochistan and was bound for Karachi, carrying a huge cache of explosive materials. DSP Khan said that the terrorists belonged to the Mohmand group of outlawed TTP, and the group's ameer and naib ameer were also among the terrorists killed in the encounter.
Deceased alleged commander was later identified as Abdul Rehman alias Lambu, naib ameer as Arif alias Sajjad Chohto alias Dr Maqbool and their two companions as Commander Mohammad Ghani alias Mudassir and Commander Mohammad Siddiq alias Mohammad Sami alias Kashif.
CID officials also claimed to have recovered 200 kilogrammes of explosive materials, detonating cord and weapons. "We have foiled a major terror activity in Karachi," claimed DSP Khan while taking the credit. "They (terrorists) wanted to carry out a major terror activity in the metropolis." He said that the investigators were trying to ascertain the actual target of the terrorists, however, the cases against them were registered and further investigation was underway.
Separately, two more alleged terrorists allegedly associated with the outlawed TTP were killed during an encounter with Rangers and police in Manghopir.
According to Rangers spokesperson, on credible intelligence, Rangers conducted a targeted raid in Manghopir during early morning hours on a TTP hideout. "On seeing Rangers, the terrorists resorted to firing," the spokesperson claimed, adding that in retaliatory firing, two terrorists were killed. The deceased alleged terrorists were later identified as Shahidullah, son of Minhaj and Khayal Badshah, son of Baidar Shah. Weapons including SMGs, pistols and grenades were also recovered, said the spokesperson.
"These two terrorists were part of a group, and were to target government and military installations to avenge the killings of their commanders in Karachi," revealed the spokesperson.