12 militants killed in police encounter in Karachi, Pakistan

The southern port city of Karachi in Pakistan saw intense fighting between insurgents and police where 12 militants were killed when the police launched raids at all militant hideouts in the area.

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The southern port city of Karachi in Pakistan saw intense fighting between insurgents and police where 12 militants were killed when the police launched raids at all militant hideouts in the area.

Eight militants were killed during the firing while four others died while being chased after they fled the scene. Xinhua quoted the official saying.

The slain militants belonged to the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan militant group.
The police also recovered arms and ammunition from the militant hideouts.

Two policemen were also injured during the fighting. They were rushed to a nearby hospital. Their condition was described to be stable, a senior police official said on Monday.

[source :-intoday]