8 terrorists including head of banned outfit killed in Karachi encounter


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KARACHI: Eight terrorists including the head of banned outfit Ansar-ul-Sharia and master mind of various terrorist attacks, Sheheryar alias Dr. Abdullah Hashmi have been killed in an encounter with Rangers and Counter Terrorism Department(CTD) in Raees Goth area of Baldia Town.

Another member of a banned outfit Arsalan Baig has also been killed in the encounter.

Two Rangers and one CTD personnel were also injured in the encounter.

According to Rangers spokesperson, Rangers and CTD were carrying out a joint operation in the area when they had an encounter with the terrorists.

Five terrorists were killed on the spot in the encounter while three others who were arrested in injured condition succumbed to their injuries.

The law enforcement agencies also recovered weapons, explosives and other illegal stuff from the terrorists.—Radio Pakistan