2016-07-27

3 Pakistani security personnel killed; 18 militants arrested

Staff Report

KARACHI -- At least three Pakistani security personnel were killed in Karachi and Quetta, while law enforcement arrested 18 suspected militants, media reported.

Motorcyclists in Karachi gunned down two soldiers July 26, Additional Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Meher said, according to Dawn. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility.

In Quetta, gunmen fatally shot Aziz-ur-Rehman, an assistant sub-inspector of police, ARY News reported July 27.

Meanwhile, law enforcement made a number of arrests nationwide.

Para-military Rangers in Karachi detained five suspected terrorists July 26, the same day the two soldiers were killed, Geo News reported.

The Frontier Corps (FC) July 27 in Quetta and Mach District, Balochistan, detained nine Afghan nationals with 20kg of explosives, Dunya TV reported, quoting an FC spokesperson.

The Punjab Province Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) rounded up three suspected militants from the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) in raids in Lahore and Multan, the CTD said July 26, according to Dawn. The CTD also reported arresting a suspected member of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi near Nasarullah Chowk.

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