KARACHI: Two suspected terrorists, affiliated with an outlawed organization, were killed in an encounter in Manghopir area of the city, claimed the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh police, ARY News reported.
SSP CTD Omar Shahid said his force foiled a terror plot to target the Rapid Response Force (RRF) headquarter and killed two terrorists associated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Mufti Shakir group in a shootout.
Police said they have recovered maps of government and private installations from their possession. Both the terrorists were also involved in different terrorist activities in Korangi, Awami Colony and Abul Hassan Ispahani road areas, official said.
One of the terrorists has been identified as Danial, however, the identity of another is yet to be ascertained, CTD official said.
The SSP CTD said Ansar al-Sharia group was behind the deadly attack in which DSP traffic police and driver were killed in Karachi’s Azizabad neighbourhood recently.
On August 11, a senior officer of the traffic police and his driver were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Azizabad.
According to police, unidentified armed pillion riders sprayed bullets on the vehicle of DSP Muhammad Haneef near Hussainabad area, leaving him and his driver, Sultan, critically injured. They were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors declared them dead.