According to details, a house caught fire during gun battle between police and terrorists, which was initiated during a search operation in Machar Colony area of Sohrab Goth. During the ambush seven terrorists were killed, while none of the policemen was reported to be injured.
SSP Malir, Rao Anwaar told that the deceased terrorists belonged to a banned organization and were involved in grenade attacks on police stations and check-posts. Police also recovered heavy arms including locally prepared ball bombs and hand grenades during the search operation.
Police had launched a search operation after an intelligence tip-off about the presence of terrorists and miscreants in the locality.
Meanwhile, police commandos have also surrounded the Afghan Basti near Super Highway, in order to launch a search operation. It was said that criminal elements have occupied the area, while it has also been a safehouse for members of a banned outfit.