Police claim the terrorists were hiding at a compound in the Sohrab Goth neighborhood.
Police in Karachi on Wednesday claimed they had killed at least seven members of the Pakistani Taliban during a standoff in the impoverished Sohrab Goth neighborhood of the city.
“We received information that at least 10 terrorists were hiding in a compound in Sohrab Goth,” senior police official Rao Muneer told Newsweek via phone. “The militants were holed up in an area colloquially known as Afghan Basti (Afghan residence),” he added.
According to Muneer, the alleged terrorists opened fire on police, forcing the security officials to retaliate. “After two hours of crossfire, seven terrorists were killed while three others fled,” he said. Another militant was taken into custody, he added.
The senior police official said the security forces had recovered weapons and explosives from the compound. “These terrorists belonged to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Wali Rehman) group that had previously attacked the Sohrab Goth police station [in 2013] and the Al-Asif checkpost,” he added.