Police kill TTP commander, 8 suspected terrorists in Malir encounter


KARACHI: 8 suspected terrorists including Gul Zaman, key commander of a banned organisation, have been killed in an alleged police encounter in Malir city, according to SSP Rao Anwar of District Malir.

Police, following a tip-off, conducted a raid in Malir’s Bakra Peeri locality, early in Wednesday morning.

One of the alleged terrorists has been identified as Taj Arif Lala who is claimed by the Police to have been involved in numerous targeted killings and kidnappings, the SSP said. A 16-year-old boy suspected of being a suicide bomber, was also killed in the encounter.

According to the Police, the suspected terrorists were wanted in a number of criminal cases and were also involved in target killing activities.

Police have seized a laptop bomb among other weapons from their possession.

SSP Anwar, touted as an ‘encounter specialist’ by many, has been carrying out raids against insurgents lately and has claimed to have killed many terrorists belonging to various terrorist organisations.