KARACHI: Five suspected terrorists were killed and three critically injured in an operation in the Raes Goth area of Karachi after midnight on Saturday, according to the Rangers.
A spokesperson for the paramilitary force said that the operation was jointly conducted by the Rangers and Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh Police.
The Rangers and CTD surrounded a compound in Raes Goth and asked the terrorists to turn themselves in, but they opened fire on the law enforcers. The Rangers called in reinforcement and a gunfight ensued.
“Five terrorists were killed and three critically injured in the firefight,” the Rangers spokesperson said. “The injured terrorists have been taken into custody.”
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The identities or the affiliation of the slain terrorists was immediately not known. The Rangers spokesperson said two Rangers soldier and a CTD official were also injured in the gun battle who were driven to hospital.
He added that a huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the hideout.
The spokesperson further said that some terrorists have fled under the cover of fire and a manhunt has been launched in the vicinity to apprehend them.