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Terrorism-related Incidents in Karachi - 2018

S.N.

Date

Incidents

Killed
Injured
1
January 2

LEAs including Sindh Rangers' Anti-Terrorist Wing and the CTD acting on prior intelligence killed three TTP militants in Kaimkhani Colony area of Baldia Town in Karachi. An unspecified number of militants managed to escape the encounter while two Rangers and one CTD Personnel received bullet injuries. Two suicide jackets, two IEDs, a 9MM pistol, and two SMGs were recovered from the militant hideout.

3
3
2
January 3

Karachi Police released a year-end report detailing its performance for the year 2017. The report detailed that 184 criminals and 7,373 militants were killed in 480 encounters in Karachi in 2017.

Non-violent (Report)
3
January 5

Sixteen TTP militants of the Ustad Aslam faction were arrested in a joint operation by CTD of Sindh Police and Sindh Rangers in Sohrab Goth and Mominabad areas of Karachi. Firing took place during the Sohrab Goth raid. The militants were identified as Rafiullah Arif alias Qari, Abdul Majid alias Mufti, Mohammad Younis Arif Ans alias Yousuf Saleem, Mohammad Razaq, Shams Alhuda alias Maulvi, Umar Khaliq alias Hussain, Mohammad Junaid alias Abdul Manan, Junaid Ahmed, Khan Bahadur, Abdul Gaffar alias Abu Huraira, Mohammad Zainul Abideen alias Siddiqui Arif Saifullah, Saifullah, Mohammad Asif, Sanaullah, Abdulaziz and Umar Ali. Arms and ammunition including hand grenades and explosives were also recovered.

Non-violent (Arrest)
4
January 5

CTD recovered ten 'block bombs' and several suicide vests near Guru Mandir neighbourhood of Karachi.

Non-violent (Arrest)
5
January 12

Police Constable identified as Shakir posted in the anti-street crime squad was killed in a targeted attack by TTP militants on his way to report for duty at Gulberg Police Station near North Nazimabad area of Karachi.

1
0
6
January 13

Four TTP militants were killed by the Police in an encounter after receiving prior intelligence near Shah Latif Town in Karachi. According to SSP Malik Rao Anwar the militants were involved in target killings and militancy related incidents

4
0
7
January 13

MQM-L Convener Professor Hassan Zafar Arif was found dead in Ilyas Goth area of Karachi. He had earlier gone missing on the same day and there were conflicting reports on whether there were torture marks on his body or not.

1
0
8
January 16

Three militants were killed in an attempted suicide attack on SSP Malir Rao Anwar when his convoy comes under attack in Malir Cantt area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. At least four Policemen travelling in the convoy sustained bullet wounds.

3
4
9
February 5

A Chinese national, Chen Zhu (46), who was a top official at a shipping firm, was shot dead by unknown armed assailants in a 'targeted' attack at Zamzama Park in Clifton in Karachi the provincial capital of Sindh.

1
0
10
March 2

An AQIS militant identified as Ahsan Mehsud alias Roshan with links to the convicts of the Safoora Goth carnage in May 2015 was arrested by Police from Mominabad area in Karachi.

Arrest
11
March 13

Five militants and one Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) personnel were killed in an exchange of fire in Zikri Para area of Lyari area in Karachi.

6
0
12

March 22

A man was shot dead and two others - including an infant - were injured in a suspected sectarian attack in Sachal area of Malir Town.

1
2
13
April 8

The CTD arrested four LeJ militants over the allegations of terror financing through bank robberies, kidnapping for ransom and extortion from unspecified areas of Karachi.

Arrest
Total*
20
9
*Data till April 15, 2018
Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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