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Two militants gunned down by police in Karachi

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KARACHI: Two militants were killed in a police raid on their hideout in Karachi, police official said. The officials said the police raided the house and had an exchange of fire with the militants there. “The militants blew themselves up after they ran out of ammunition.”

The official said they suspected a third man was buried in the debris. The pair was said to be planning an attack on foreign targets in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi. “We have saved Karachi from death and destruction. We know who they were and what was their target in Karachi, but we cannot disclose it immediately,” provincial police chief Babar Khattak said.

Police raided Karachi’s Baldia neighbourhood based on information given by an unidentified suspect who was arrested earlier at dawn, Mr Khattak said. “We surrounded the area after the detainee told interrogators that his colleagues are hiding there were heavily armed and also carried suicide jackets,” he said. The militants fired at the troops and also threw grenades at them, he said.-SANA

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