Five Yazidi takfiri nasbi terrorists of outlawed Taliban including its ringleader Javed Mehsud were killed during an operation in Gulshan-i-Buner area of Karachi’s Landhi area on Tuesday.
Security sources said that a police team conducted the raid after receiving a tip-off regarding the presence of hardened criminals in the vicinity. The police team was fired upon once they entered the area.
At least five terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing by security personnel, while police also recovered a weapon factory, in addition to a large quantity of arms and ammunition.
Those killed during the operation included a commander belonging to Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Swat chapter namely Javed Mehsud who was involved in attack on anti-Polio workers team and security officials.
Fear and panic gripped the area while markets and business closed down in Gulshan-i-Buner in Landhi district near Quaidabad following the sound of gunshots.
In September last year, a Rangers-led targeted operation was launched with the support of police against criminals already identified by federal military and civilian agencies in hundreds of lists for their alleged involvement in targeted killings, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism in Karachi.