Four suspected al-Qaeda terrorists were killed today in a shootout with security forces in this southwestern Pakistani city, police said.
The terrorists were shot dead after they opened fire on a raiding police party near the northern bypass area on the outskirts of the city, Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar said.
"We had sent a raiding party acting on an intelligence tip-off but they retaliated with heavy firing and were killed in the return fire," he said.
Anwar said that those killed were involved in various terrorism-related incidents in Karachi.
"One of them has been identified as Ibrahim alias Afia who is wanted in many terror-related cases including attacks on police and rangers," the officer said.
On September 28, five terrorists belonging to the al- Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent and the Islamic State terror group were killed in Sachal area here.
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