KARACHI: At least nine suspected terrorists were killed in a shootout with police in Karachi on Friday.
The gun-battle took place near Northern Bypass.
SSP Malir Rao Anwar said that terrorists killed in the encounter were involved in an an attack on Rangers Headquarters.
He said that suicide vests were also recovered from the possession of the suspects.
Separately, Rangers said that 18 suspected terrorists, including local emir of a banned outfit, were killed in a crackdown in the last 24 hours.
According to a statement issued by the Sindh Rangers, five of those killed in Mangho Pir area were members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, including their local emir Malik Tasudduq Hussain. Others were identified as Sheeraz, Noshahd, Sheeraz alias Sajjad and Azizullah.
The suspects was involved in killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl and attacks on Rangers and police. – SAMAA