KARACHI: Police claimed to have killed four suspected militants in an alleged encounter near Safoora Goth on Wednesday evening.

SSP Malir Rao Anwar told media that police conducted a raid in Safoora Goth area after receiving a tip-off about the presence of suspected militants.

During the raid, the law enforcers allegedly came under attack and in an ensuing encounter four suspects got killed, he added.

Anwar claimed that the deceased men belonged to the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Three suspects were identified as Amirullah Mehsud, Khan Wali alias Khanewal and ‘Khoni Khel.’

Meanwhile, Sindh Rangers claimed to have arrested three suspects allegedly involved in target killings and other crimes.

According to Rangers spokesperson, the paramilitary force arrested Mohammed Danish from Ramswami area who was reportedly involved in at least four murders.

A suspect Mohammed Aslam alias Munna was taken into custody from Landhi area who, according to Rangers, was involved in several murders as an alleged member of the targeted killing team of a militant organisation.

The third suspect, namely Ahsan was arrested from Usmanabad. An alleged member of a militant organisation, Ahsan was reportedly involved in murders, collecting extortion money and a number of other crimes.

Militants' hideouts 'destroyed' in Balochistan
The security forces in Balochistan claimed to have demolished three hideouts of terrorists and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in the province's Harnai district.

The forces also arrested four suspected militants from the same area.

Khan Wasey, the Spokesman for Frontier Corps, said 500 kilogrammes of explosives, 4 improvised explosive devices (IED), one hand grenade and a number of other weapons were recovered during the raid.

The spokesman stated that the four arrested suspects were being interrogated by security officials. He said the terrorists were planning to carry out subversive activities in Harnai district and other parts of Balochistan.