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Terrorism-related Incidents in Karachi - 2016

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Date

Incidents

Killed
Injured
1
January 1

The CTD arrested a militant affiliated with Jundullah-Haji Aqakhel group, and identified as Abdul Aziz alias Aziz Rehman, from Orangi Town in Karachi, who was accused recruiting young men for the Islamic State (IS/ also known as Daesh) and had sent three militants to Syria.

Arrest
2
January 3

Two 'criminals', identified as Mam Dost (24) and Jehangir (23), were killed in a Police encounter within the Mawach Goth Police Station in Baldia Town.

2
0
3
January 3

The main accused in the May 13, 2105, Safoora carnage of Karachi, identified as Umer Kathio, was arrested in joint raid conducted by Police and Rangers.

Arrest
4
January 4

Five gangsters were arrested by Rangers during a targeted raid in Lyari Town.

Arrest
5
January 5

Sindh Police arrested two suspects involved in various cases, including an attack on an Express News DSNG van on January 17, 2014, which resulted in the death of three media workers.

Arrest
6
January 6

Five TTP militants were killed in an exchange of fire during Police encounter at a graveyard in Machar Colony area of Sohrab Goth in Gadap Town.

5
0
7
January 6

Four TTP militants, identified as Hanif alias 'Nadeem Kala', Ashraf Ali alias 'Bhaloo', Rehmat Shah and Zahid Hussain, were arrested during a Police operation in Defence Housing Authority-Phase 1 neighbourhood.

Arrest
8
January 7

The Sindh Police's CTD claimed to have recovered 50 kilograms of explosives, two Kalashnikovs, two rifles, eight grenades, and four pistols, in a raid in the Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

Explosive recovery
9
January 9

On a tip-off, Police conducted a raid at the Kalakot area in Lyari Town of Karachi and arrested two alleged target killers whose identity was not disclosed.

Arrest
10
January 10

A man, identified as Umair Khan (25), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in Qasba Colony of SITE Town.

1
0
11
January 13

Assistant Sub-Inspector, Mohammed Akram, along with his eight accomplices, was arrested for their alleged involvement in kidnappings-for-ransom, during a raid in Gharibabad area of Malir Town

Arrest
12
January 15

Four persons were killed and many were wounded in separate incidents of firing in different parts of Karachi. The firing incidents took place in Korangi crossing and Qasba Colony resulting in death of three persons. Another three men were shot and injured in Lyari, Maripur and Shershah.

4
NS
13
January 15

Pakistan Rangers killed a suspected gangster, identified as Nasir Wachani, in an 'encounter' in Lyari area.

1
0
14
January 15

The CTD officials said that three suspects allegedly involved in an attack on a constable were apprehended during a raid on Nishtar Road.

Arrest
15
January 16

At least nine children were injured in hand grenade attack in Chakiwara area of Lyari Town.

0
9
16
January 17

A brother of a local leader of the PML-N, identified as Mir Ishtiaq Baloch alias Mulla Pappu (35), was shot dead on Ahmed Shah Bukhari Road in Baghdadi area of Lyari Town.

1
0
17
January 17

A man, identified as Shan (25), was shot dead outside his residence near Old Golimar area of Lyari Town.

1
0
18
January 19

The Rangers, after being tipped off about the presence of terrorists at Super Highway and Northern Bypass areas of Karachi, conducted a raid at a hideout and in the ensuing shootout shot at and injured three terrorists who later succumbed to their injuries.

3
0
19
January 19

Two gangsters of the Baba Ladla (Rauf Nazim) group, identified as Adil alias Rind alias Salman and Moeed, were shot dead in an encounter in Gul Muhammad Lane of Lyari Town.

2
0
20
January 19

The CTD AEC detained 10 suspected terrorists affiliated with a banned outfit in Mohammed Khan Colony of Manghopir area in Gadap Town.

Arrest
21
January 19

Rangers arrested a suspected terrorist during a raid in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area of Bin Qasim Town.

Arrest
22
January 19

A suspect was arrested during a raid in Frontier Colony area of SITE Town.

Arrest
23
January 19

Rangers claimed to have detained two suspects during separate raids in the Defence Housing Authority area who were allegedly involved in providing arms to 'separatists'.

Arrest
24
January 20

Unidentified militant robbed of PKR 375,000 from JS Bank branch in Block-7 of Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan Town.

Bank Robbery
25
January 24

Three people, identified as Asghar, Majeed and Sher Agha, were shot at and injured by unidentified armed assailants near Kalapul area of Lyari Town.

0
3
26
January 24

A man, identified as Muhammad Faisal was shot at and injured near Fawara Chowk in Garden area of Saddar Town.

0
1
27
January 24

The MPA Javed Nagori escaped a gun attack while passing through the Kharadar area of Saddar Town.

0
0
28
January 24

Police arrested 17 suspects during search operations in Mahmoodabad, Shah Faisal Colony, Baldia Town and Defence areas.

Arrest
29
January 26

Unidentified militants lobbed a hand grenade outside Balochistan Minister Changez Khan Marri's house in DHA Phase II in Karachi.

0
0
30
January 26

Rangers arrested of six suspects, including four officials of the Fisherman Cooperative Society (FCS), who were allegedly working as facilitators for Lyari gangsters, during raid in Kalri area of Lyari Town.

Arrest
31
January 26

Rangers arrested an alleged target killer, identified as Mohammad Farooq alias Lendi, in Kharadar area of Saddar Town.

Arrest
32
January 26

Rangers arrested a target killer, identified as Mohammad Adnan Siddiqi, during a raid in the Ramswami area of Saddar Town.

Arrest
33
January 26

Rangers arrested four suspected criminals, including Lyari gangsters during raids in Korangi Town and Tharu Lane area of Jamshed Town.

Arrest
34
January 27

Police claimed to have killed four TTP militants, identified as Amirullah Mehsud, Khan Wali alias Khanewal and Khoni Khel, in an encounter near Safoora Goth area of Gulshan Town.

4
0
35
January 29

Unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade at a Rangers check post in North Nazimabad Town.

0
0
36
January 29

A hand grenade was lobbed in a market in Liaquatabad Town.

0
0
37
January 29

Police arrested six TTP militants after a shootout in Rizvia Society of Liaquatabad Town and found an IED planted inside a motorcycle.

Arrest
38
January 29

Rangers arrested a target killer, identified as Adnan alias AD alias Danish, in Kharadar area of Saddar Town.

Arrest
39
January 30

Sindh Rangers claimed to have arrested Uzair Baloch, leader of the Lyari gang and chief of proscribed PAC, in a targeted operation on the outskirts of Karachi.

Arrest
Total*
24
13+
*Data till January 31, 2016
Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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