Three suspected terrorists shot dead in Karachi shootout

F.P. Report

KARACHI: As many as three suspected terrorists were gunned down on late Sunday night in a shootout with security forces in Superhighway area of Karachi.

Police told local news channel that after receiving information regarding the presence of terrorists in Khuda Baksh village near Northern Bypass,  police personnel aided by officials of an intelligence agency conducted a raid.

Upon seeing the security personnel, the terrorists opened fire and in the ensuing exchange of fire, three of the suspects were killed while two of their accomplices managed to flee from the scene taking advantage of the darkness.

A suicide jacket, hand grenades and arms were seized from the possession of the killed terror suspects, a police official said, adding that raids are being conducted to arrest the absconding accused.

He said the terrorists were planning a terror attack in Karachi.

The bodies of the terrorists were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Sources said one of the killed suspects was identified as Talat Mehmood, said to be Karachi emir of a proscribed outfit, Al-Qaida’s Abdul Razzaq alias Raja Group.