KARACHI: Three suspected militants were killed in an `encounter’ in Surjani Town here on Wednesday night, officials said.
Law-enforcement personnel during routine patrolling at Northern Bypass signalled the suspects to stop but they opted to open fire at the troops, resulting in injuries to one soldier, said the Rangers’ spokesperson. The troops chased the fleeing suspects and after an exchange of fire, three suspects were killed and a fourth escaped in the cover of darkness.
The deceased were identified as Anwar, Shere Raheem and Nasrullah, who belonged to the outlawed Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (Khan Zaman group), said Karachi West SSP, Azfar Mahesar.
He said one policeman had also been injured in the shootout.