Seven Militants Killed in Orangi Towns’s Operation

Initiated on late Monday night, an operation claimed the lives of seven militants who belonged to the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Orangi Town area of Karachi. It was revealed by reports that at least four of the militants had been killed in a search operation that had begun in Faqir Colony area of Orangi Town on Tuesday.

The Rangers had been first attacked by the militants with hand grenades and had opened fire on them when they attempted to escape. The attack occurred after at least two suspected militants had been killed during the search operation on Monday. The two militants died as one of them had blown his suicide vest during the operation.

On Tuesday, at a Press Conference at the Rangers headquarters, a spokesperson for the Rangers, Brig Mohammad Khurram said that around seven militants had been killed. One Ranger official had suffered from an injury during the operation. Furthermore, the officials had also been successful in getting hold of a large horde of weapons from the area, which included explosive devices and ammunitions along with two SMGs, three IEDs and three 107mm rockets. The officials claimed that it had been the intention of the militants to use these weapons for firing in Karachi’s Malir Cantt area.

It was further added by officials that when the blast took place, there had been about half a dozen suspected militants in a house who had been preparing a vehicle laden with explosives. The house was completely destroyed by the explosion. A young boy named Fahad Mirza was also retrieved by the Rangers who had been kidnapped on May 6th by the militants. Brig Khurram said that they had demanded a ransom for releasing him.