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TTP leader among five people killed in 'encounters'

05 December, 2013

KARACHI: An alleged member of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) among five Lyari gangsters was killed during encounters with law enforcers on Wednesday.

An alleged member of the outlawed of TTP was gunned down during an encounter with the police near Musharraf Mor, Mauripur.

SHO Shafiq Tanoli said the encounter took place when police on routine snap checking tried to intercept three motor bikers. Instead of stopping, they opened fire and in retaliation, Fazal-ur-Rehman was killed, while his two companions managed to escape from the scene. Two policemen, Ejaz and Aqeel were injured, and one Kalashnikov, two pistols were also recovered from Rehman's possession.

SHO Tanoli claimed the deceased was the member of the outlawed TTP, and was involved in more than 50 cases of target killings, including slaying 30 policemen.

Meanwhile, at least five alleged Lyari gangsters were killed during encounters with law enforcers in separate parts of Lyari on late Tuesday.

The encounters took place in Rangi Wara, Singu Lane and Ali Hotel areas where Rangers and police had conducted joint raids at gangsters' hideouts. During the exchange of fire between law enforcers and gangsters, five alleged gangsters were killed.

A Rangers sepoy was also reportedly injured during the exchange of fire. The three deceased identified as Noor Mohammad Baloch, Khalid Baloch and Wajid Baloch were associated with the Uzair Baloch group, whereas Saddam and Mushtaq Baloch were members of the Baba Ladla gang.

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