KARACHI - At least six terrorists were shot dead in separate encounters in different parts of the metropolis here Monday.

According to details, a Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) team on a tip off conducted raid at Northern Bypass area of Mangopir where militants affiliated with Sher Khan Mehsood group of the TTP opened firing the police team. As a result, an encounter took place and police claimed to have killed two terrorists said to be brothers. Their bodies were shifted to morgue after autopsy where they were identified as Sajid and Zafar.

The CTD claimed to have recovered explosive and weapons from the terrorists. The Sindh government had announced Rs1 million and Rs0.5 million as reward money on Sajid and Zafar respectively.

The CTD officials claimed that the terrorists affiliated with the TTP had been involved in the killing of ten policemen. On the other side, Rizvia police claimed to have gunned down two alleged terrorist in an encounter at Khajji Ground. The police said the raid was conducted on a tip off but the terrorists resorted to firing on the personnel. The police team also retaliated and managed to gun down both terrorists on the spot.

The police claimed to have recovered a Kalashnikov, pistol and hand-grenade from the hideout. The police said both the terrorists were affiliated with a defunct organisation while their bodies were shifted to morgue after autopsy.

On the other side, anti-car lifting cell singled a suspect motorbike to stop but the armed riders tried to flee and opened firing on the personnel. The police team chased the bike and during exchange of fire, both the bike riders sustained bullets wounds. They were shifted to hospital where they succumbed to injuries. Police also recovered snatched motorbike and weapons from them.

In a separate raid, Rangers officials arrested two accused from Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 13-

Other 15 accused were nabbed from Zaman town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 13/D and East Zone areas.

Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sayal formed a committee to probe the corruption cases on police officers and directed the authorities concerned to grant weapons and bullet-proof jackets for the traffic wardens. He directed police high ups to establish a new police station at Do Darya area of Clifton to curb the raising street crimes. Following the directives, the police high ups established a new police station namely Sahil within the premises of Darakhshan police station. He said that the new police station building will be established in Defence Phase V111.

Talking to the newsmen, the minister said that a committee has been formed to conduct inquires against the police officers involved in any sort of illegal activities. He also said that due to target killing of traffic police personnel, it has been directed to the police high ups to provide weapons and bullet proof jackets to the traffic police.