Two wanted terrorists killed in Karachi encounter

By: News Desk      Published: 12:19 PM, 19 Aug, 2020
Two wanted terrorists killed in Karachi encounter
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Two wanted terrorists were killed in a gunbattle in Karachi by Rangers and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

A Sindh Rangers spokesperson said the paramilitary force jawans along with Counter Terrorism Department personnel on an intelligence tip-off conducted an operation Tuesday night and killed two most dangerous terrorists of a banned outfit in Rais Goth, Baldia Town in Karachi.

The terrorists killed in the encounter were identified as Muhammad Rafiq alias Habibullah and Adnan alias Qadri. The Sindh government had set a reward of Rs500,000 on each of them.

The TV channel quoted Sindh Rangers spokesperson as saying that the terrorists were involved in bomb blasts, bank robberies, sectarian terrorism and killing of officials.

The terrorists belonged to Tehreek-e-Taliban Ustad Aslam Group. The accused had recently returned from Afghanistan. The Rangers spokesperson said that both were planning a major terrorist attack in the port city of Karachi.

The spokesperson said, “Mohammad Rafique used to make mines, IEDs and bombs for terrorism in Waziristan. In 2010 Muhammad Rafique attacked the City Court and took his companions from police custody in which one policeman was martyred while another was injured. In March 2015, a terrorist blew up a police van in Shah Latif Town, Karachi that injured officers while in 2014 the terrorist injured four persons in a bomb blast at Hub River.”

Adnan aka Qadri was a close companion of Naeem Bokhari, Ishaq Bobi and Asim of Kashkar-e-Jhangvi. “Adnan has killed many policemen in the Korangi area in 2014 and 2015 and injured many others in attacks,” the spokesperson said.