CTD foils major terror attack ahead of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, 2 militants killed in Gulshan-e-Maymar

City News Oct, 3 2022
CTD foils major terror attack ahead of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, 2 militants killed in Gulshan-e-Maymar
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Karachi: Sindh Police's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) revealed that two militants killed in an encounter in outskirts of city a day ago were affiliated with outlawed militant Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) group and had planned a suicide attack targeting 12th of Rabiul Awwal procession.

In a press conference, CTD Deputy Inspector General of Police Asif Aijaz Shaikh said that Balochistan CTD had shared information with Sindh CTD and a federal intelligence agency that two most wanted IS-K militants Syed Aimal Khan alias Hamza (resident of Pishin) and Abdullah alias Mamum (from Quetta) who were involved in major terrorism incidents in Balochistan were present in Gulshan-e-Maymar's Mulla Isa Goth.

Taking action on tip-off, Shaikh said a joint team of intelligence agency and CTD led by CTD In-charge Raja Umer Khattab was set up. Sharing details of encounter, DIG said that when teams encircled area and managed to break into home where militants were staying, militants opened fire, causing injuries to CTD official Arshad Khan but other police officials continued with gun battle.

As a result, Sheikh said one militant and another CTD personnel, Amir Rafiq, were injured. Another militant, he said, while attempting to flee scene from roof injured CTD member Irfan Mehboob. However, another police party positioned on roof killed militant on spot in retaliatory firing.

Published in The Daily National Courier, October, 03 2022

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Zahid Karani
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