KARACHI: Three suspected terrorists affiliated with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ustad Aslam group were killed in an encounter with law enforcement agencies in the city’s Baldia Town area late Tuesday night.
Rangers and the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh Police conducted a targeted operation in Kaimkhani Colony area of Baldia Town on a tip-off regarding the presence of the TTP terrorists in the vicinity.
According to security officials, as the police approached a house to search, the alleged terrorists resorted to firing to escape the arrest and were gunned down in retaliatory fire.
The deceased had links to the terrorists who were killed in Urdu Bazaar operation in April last year, and were plotting a terror bid in the metropolis during the new year celebrations, CTD officials said.
The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) recovered two suicide jackets, two improvised explosive devices, a 9MM pistol, and two SMGs from the hideout of the terror suspects. Some block bombs were also found in the hideout, which were destroyed by a controlled explosion.