KARACHI: SSP Malir Rao Anwar claims to have killed four members of the banned terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda on Saturday, Geo News learnt.
Acting upon a tip about the presence of ‘terrorists’ near the Northern Bypass, a police party laid siege around the terrorists’ hideout, Anwar said.
“The suspects had taken positions before the police reached the site of the incident,” Anwar said. “An exchange of fire between the police and suspects continued for half an hour.”
Four men were found dead after the firing ceased, the police said.
“The terrorists belonged to Al-Qaeda Pervez Pro group,” Anwar said. “One of the deceased, identified as Ibrahim Mafia, was a foreigner.”
Giving details of the encounter, Anwar said that a heavy cache of arms and hand grenades was confiscated from the terrorists’ possession.
The process of identifying the remaining terrorists is underway.
In a similar incident on September 28, SSP Anwar claimed to have killed five terrorists in an exchange of fire with police personnel after their hideout in the metropolis’ Sachal area were raided.
The terrorists killed were affiliated with Daesh and al Qaeda, Anwar had said, adding that they were planning attacks in Ashura.