KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have killed 13 suspected militants of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during an encounter in Sohrab Goth.
SSP Ali Mohammad said that a rangers and police party conducted joint search operation at Super Market area in Sohrab Goth. SSP Rao Anwar said that armed TTP militants opened fire on police after which they returned fire in Sohrab Goth.
Rescue sources said the bodies of 13 suspected militants were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. The names of killed militants could not be released to media. The police also claimed to have recovered weapons, hand grenades, explosive material and police uniform from those killed.
During the operation, all inter and exit routes of the area were sealed off. The operation created panic in the areas.