2017-02-10

6 al-Qaeda, TTP militants killed in Karachi

Staff Report

KARACHI -- Security forces killed six militants in Karachi and seized a weapon and ammunition cache in Balochistan, media reported Thursday (February 9).

The militants belonged to al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Police killed them during an operation in Gadap town Thursday (February 9), said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar Ahmed, according to Dawn.

The militants were involved in targeted killings of security personnel, and one was involved in the December 2014 massacre of more than 140 children and teachers at Army Public School in Peshawar , said police.

Separately, the Frontier Corps (FC) in Sui District, Balochistan, recovered four tonnes of ammonium nitrate and other terrorist supplies for building bombs, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Thursday (February 9), according to SAMAA.

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