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Four al-Qaeda terrorists killed in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

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

"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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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 19:22 IST