KARACHI - Four Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were killed in a shootout with Crime Investigation Department (CID) of police on late Saturday night in MPR Colony, Orangi Town.

According to the police, the militants belonging from the Khan Zaman group of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan sustained injuries during exchange of fire and died on way to the hospital. CID officials said that the encounter took place when police raided a militant hideout on tip off.

“The militants attacked cops during a raid on their hideout in the Manghopir area of metropolis, but a retaliatory fire left them seriously injured,” CID police official told media. The official added that the terrorists belonging to Khan Zaman Group of the outlawed TTP were taken to hospital where they died one after another owing to the severity of their wounds.

“We have also recovered automatic weapons and explosive materials from their den,” the official said.

Pakistani law enforcement agencies have spun into action after Pakistani Taliban last month carried out the deadliest ever attack in the country on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar killing 148 people, mostly children.

The attack bought international condemnation as well as promises of a decisive crackdown on militants from political and military leaders.

Police have also arrested five suspected members of Al-Qaeda’s newly formed South Asian chapter suspected of carrying out an attack on a naval dockyard in Karachi in September.