KARACHI: Two suspected terrorists of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an encounter in Manghopir area, meanwhile three bodies were found from Landhi locality on Thursday.
According to Rangers' spokesman, the terrorists were killed in an encounter that ensued after troops reached a hideout in Kunwari Colony in Manghopir on a tip-off.
Deceased terrorists were identified as Saeedullah and Azam Mehsud, both of whom belong to Waliul Rehman group of TTP. Spokesman also claimed to have recovered fake CNIC cards, hand grenades and other weapons from their possession.
Meanwhile, three shot dead bodies were found from Rehri Goth, Landhi within the jurisdiction of Rizvia police station.
As per initial police investigation, the dead have been identified as convicts Hamid Mota, Adil Khatak and Attaullah, all of whom were served time for involvement in killings, robbery and drug peddling. They were recently released after surviving prison. Their bodies were moved to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy.
LEAs nab 77 suspects: Rangers and police claimed to have apprehended around 77 criminals during separate targeted raids and operations across the city on Thursday.
As per details, Pakistan Rangers Sindh arrested 26 criminals in separate raids conducted in Saudabad H Area, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Wireless Gate, North Nazimabad Block N, Saleh Muhammad Goth, Old Golimar, Chanesar Goth, Korangi Number 2, Rafa-e-Aam Society, Malir Khokrapar, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Lyari, Fishery and Railway Colony areas. According to the Rangers' spokesman snap checking was also carried out in Sea View, Hub River Road, Green Town and Jam Kunda Goth areas.
The spokesman also informed that detainees include target killers affiliated with a political party. An SMG was recovered from their possession among other weapons.
Separately, Karachi police detained around 51 criminals and recovered weapons during 57 raids and five encounters in various parts of the metropolis.
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