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4 militants killed in Karachi, including suspect in Malala Yousafzai attack

Pakistan Forward

KARACHI -- Karachi police Monday (September 4) killed four militants, including one accused of involvement in the October 2012 attempt to assassinate Malala Yousafzai in Swat, SAMAA reported.

The militants opened fire on a raiding police party, and the police returned fire and killed all four. One police officer was killed.

One of the dead men was Khursheed, a militant commander and cousin of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah, said senior police officer Rao Anwar.

All four dead militants belonged to the TTP's Swat chapter, Anwar said.

Khursheed was involved in the attempt to kill Yousafzai, who was a schoolgirl at the time and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her promotion of girls' education.

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