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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
40
January 31

Law Enforcement Agencies arrested banned outfit 'commander', identified as Yaseen alias Papu, from Baghdadi area of Lyari Town.

Arrest
41
January 31

Ghosia Girls and Boys Elementary School in Paposh Nagar area of Nazimabad Town received a written threat from TTP asking for immediate closure.

Threatening
42
February 8

A constable of the FIA, identified as Muhammed Ali Khanzada, was found dead in a car parked on Lyari Expressway.

1
0
43
February 9

A BLA militant, identified as Chuthal Magsi, was arrested during a raid by Police in Lasi Goth area of Malir Town.

Arrest
44
February 11

Two bank robbers, identified as Arsalan Iqbal and Dilawer alias Murad alias Tiger, were shot dead in a shootout with SIU Karachi personnel in Korangi Town.

2
0
45
February 12

Three separate hand grenade attacks in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, created panic among the masses.

0
0
46
February 14

The bullet-riddled dead body of a man, identified as 50-year-old Liaquat Ali Baloch (50), was found from under the Lasbela Bridge, situated within the jurisdiction of the Rizvia Police Station, in Liaquatabad Town.

1
0
47
February 14

Police and LEAs, in a joint operation, arrested a militant, identified as Usman Khan, who belonged to al Qaeda Barr-e-Sagheer, from the area of Saddar Town.

Arrest
48
February 15

Unidentified armed assailants raided the residence of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist imprisoned in US over charges of terrorism, and tortured the watchman in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

Attack
49
February 16

The CTD, Sindh, Intelligence Wing, claimed to have arrested three accused, including a TTP militants, who were alleged to be involved in target killings and killing of armed forces personnel.

Arrest
50
February 16

The CTD personnel arrested Mohammed Kasif along with a Kalashnikov in Yousuf Goth area of Gadap Town.

Arrest
51
February 22

The Sindh Police killed 12 terrorists, belonging to AQIS and LeJ, in two separate encounters in Pipri area and Gadap Town.

12
0
52
February 24

Three suspected terrorists were killed in a shootout with Rangers in Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

3
0
53
February 26

Two Lyari gangsters, identified as Sami Yousuf (30), Adnan Moin (25), were injured in a Police encounter near Mirza Adam Khan Road in Lyari Town.

0
2
54
February 28

Police detained 11 more suspects during a search operation in Pakistan Bazaar area of Orangi Town.

Arrest
55
February 28

Police and intelligence Agencies arrested two activists of a political party, identified as Rizwan alias Bayya and Khurram, on charges of extortion, during a raid in an unspecified location in Karachi.

Arrest
56
February 29

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead a local office bearer of PPP, Abdul Rasheed, near his residence in Korangi Town.

1
0
57
March 2

Two Lyari gangsters, identified as Younas alias Obama, and Muhammed Farooq alias Farooqa, were killed and one Rangers personnel was injured during an intelligence driven raid conducted by Sindh Rangers in Tharu Lane of Lyari Town.

2
1
58
March 2

Law enforcement agencies arrested a suspect, identified as Waseem Ahmed, who is considered to be a close associate of PAC leader Uzair Baloch, during a raid at Karachi Fisheries.

Arrest
59
March 3

Personnel of the AVCC personnel killed five kidnappers during an encounter in Gulshan-e-Bilal area of Surjani Town in Gadap Town and rescued a man kidnapped on February 28, 2016.

5
0
60
March 3

Three Lyari gangsters, identified as Khalil Baloch, Sagheer Baloch and Ala Daad, affiliated with Uzair Baloch gang, were killed in a Police encounter during a raid at a hideout in Machar Colony area of Kiamari Town.

3
0
61
March 3

A girl, identified as Khateeja (6), was killed while four others were injured in a grenade attack at a medical store located at Meera Naka near Lee Market in Lyari Town.

1
4
62
March 4

Sindh Rangers killed three criminals during an encounter near Barohi Chowk in Kalakot area of Lyari Town.

3
0
63
March 4

A woman, identified as Mehreen (35), was shot dead unidentified armed assailants near Siddiqui General Store in PIDC area of Sultanabad Colony of Liaquatabad Town.

1
0
64
March 4

A man was shot at and injured in a firing incident near Shalimar Bus Stop in Saddar Town.

0
1
65
March 5

Police claimed to have killed four militants belonging to AQIS and LeJ during an encounter near Inara Garden in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

4
0
66
March 5

Four unidentified militants attacked a Police post near Al-Asif Square in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town. According to Malir SSP Anwar Rao, "They opened fire on the Police check post from some distance but Policemen manning the bunker retaliated with return fire, forcing the attacker to flee."

0
0
67
March 9

The District Malir Police claimed to have shot dead three TTP terrorists in Northern Bypass area of Malir Town.

3
0
68
March 9

SITE Super Highway Police arrested TTP extortionist, identified as Kamran Bajouri, during an encounter in SITE Town.

Arrest
69
March 9

An alleged target killer, identified as Naeem Ahmed alias Nanah, was arrested by the CTD in Korangi Town.

Arrest
70
March 11

A Lyari gangster, identified as Mustafa alias Lal Golden, was killed when paramilitary troops shot at him during a raid at a multi-storey building in Singu Lane area of Lyari Town.

1
0
71
March 11

Rangers carried out search operations in Lyari and Orangi Town and arrested 35 suspects and recovered a huge cache of ammunition, including 10 SMGs, one LMG and bullets, from their possession.

Arrest
72
March 13

Two alleged terrorists linked to al Qaeda were killed during an encounter with CTD in Quaidabad area.

2
0
73
March 14

Sindh Rangers thwarted a major terror bid by killing four terrorists in Manghopir area.

4
0
74
March 15

Sindh Rangers along with the RTF arrested three kidnappers during a raid in Datageer area of Gulberg Town.

Arrest
75
March 17

A 'commander' of IS, identified as Kamran Aslam Gujjar, was killed in a Police encounter in Manghopir area of Gadap Town.

1
0
76
March 18

A ST cadre, identified as Muhammad Iqbal Hanif (32), was shot dead in a targeted attack when he was with his friends by a roadside near Qatar Hospital in Sector 8 area of Orangi Town.

1
0
77
March 18

Three Rangers personnel were injured when unidentified armed assailants hurled hand grenade at their check post near Korangi Crossing in Korangi Town.

0
3
78
March 21

Unidentified militants hurled a cracker bomb at Rangers check post in Korangi Town.

0
0
79
March 21

Two suspected criminals involved in blasts on railway tracks and other heinous crimes were arrested during a raid in Gohram Bugti Goth in Orangi Town.

Arrest
80
March 21

Three suspected gangsters were arrested in Lyari Town.

Arrest
81
March 21

An unidentified target killer, affiliated with a militant outfit, was arrested during a raid in Orangi Town.

Arrest
82
March 22

The CTD of Sindh Police claimed to have arrested three suspected militants, including an engineer, who were allegedly associated with the banned AQIS, from Karachi West.

Arrest
83
March 23

Police claimed to have killed three abductors and recovered three hostages in a joint raid carried out by SIU and CPLC in Ibrahim Haideri area of Korangi Town.

3
0
84
March 27

An unidentified 22-year-old youth was killed in the firing incident by unidentified armed assailants near Ghareeb Nawaz colony in Golimar area of SITE Town.

1
0
85
March 27

A man, identified as Noor Salim (43), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants near Philips Company office in SITE Town.

1
0
86
March 27

An unidentified man was shot dead near Habib Chowrangi in SITE Town.

1
0
87
March 27

An unidentified suspect was killed while another one injured in an exchange of fire with Police during a raid in Saudabad area of SITE Town.

1
1
88
March 27

Two journalists were injured when activists of the Anjuman Talaba Islam subjected them to physical violence while attacking the Karachi Press Club with petrol bombs and resorting to arson.

0
2
89
March 27

At least four suspects, identified as Sharjeel, Naveed, Dilshad and Faisal Motta, were arrested during search operation in Sachal area of Gulshan Town.

Arrest
90
March 29

A Shia Special Security Unit (SSU) commando, identified as Zahid Jaffri (31), who had been doing security duty, at the State Guest House was shot dead in the Kareemabad area of Gulberg Town.

1
0
91
March 29

A gangster belonging to Uzair Baloch gang, identified as Muhammad Ashraf (32), was shot dead by a gangster of Baba Ladla rival group outside his residence on Daryabad Street in Lyari Town.

1
0
92
March 29

One Arshad (23), was shot at and injured in a firing incident near Sherpao Colony in Landhi Town.

0
1
93
March 29

A man, identified as Tanveer (25), was shot at and injured near Naz Plaza on MA Jinnah Road.

0
1
94
March 31

Two Lyari gangsters were killed in a Police encounter in Moachko area of Baldia Town.

2
0
95
April 1

An ASI, identified as Shakeel, was shot at and injured by unidentified armed assailants the Lasbela bridge located in Lasbela locality in Liaquatabad Town.

0
1
96
April 1

Sindh Rangers conducted a series of raids in different areas of the city and arrested 21 alleged criminals, including 13 terrorists, affiliated with proscribed groups.

Arrest
97
April 2 Police killed four suspected militants in an encounter in Quaidabad area of Bin Qasim Town.
4
4
98
April 2 Pakistan Rangers Sindh arrested a target killer, identified as Najeeb Alam.
Arrest
99
April 4

Feroze Shah, the personal assistant to MQM leader Mohammad Ateeq, his daughter Tasbiha (8), and a city warden, Abid, were killed in a targeted attack while they were travelling in a van that looked like a Police vehicle near Furniture Market in North Karachi Town.

3
0
100
April 5

Six robbers looted PKR eight million from Dubai Islamic Bank in Meena Bazaar area of Korangi Town.

Bank Robbery
101
April 5

Police detained six suspects during a search operation in Lines Area locality of Jamshed Town.

Arrest
102
April 6

Two Islamic State (IS/ also known as Daesh) militants, as Mohammad Mujahid alias Talha and Abdullah alias Kuna, were killed in an exchange of fire with the CTD of Police in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Gadap Town.

2
0
103
April 6

Three people sustained injuries when Lyari gangsters threw an explosive device in Kaghzi Bazaar of Kharadar area in Saddar Town.

0
3
104
April 7

Three Shias were shot dead in a sectarian attack at the Najaf Imambargah in North Karachi Town.

3
0
105
April 10

Police arrested four AQIS terrorists after a shootout near Jehnagir Park within the limits of Preedy Police Station area.

Arrest
106
April 11

An activist of the MQM was shot dead in a target killing incident while he was sitting at a tea hotel in Sector 8/B of North Karachi Town.

1
0
107
April 12

Sindh Rangers detained five suspects, including four affiliated with a political party, for 90 days, after informing ATC about their preventive detention for questioning.

Arrest
108
April 13

Two AQIS terrorists were shot dead in a Police shootout and another was arrested in Barfat Goth area of Gulshan-e-Maymar in Gadap Town.

2
0
109
April 13

Raja Umer Khattab, the Chief of the CTD's Anti-Transnational Terrorist Intelligence Group, said that the Police also found an explosives factory and a huge cache of weapons and explosive material at the terrorists' hideout.

Explosive recovery
110
April 13

A bullet-riddled dead body, identified as that of one Zahid (30), was found in within the Memon Goth Police limits in Bin Qasim Town.

1
0
111
April 13

An unidentified dead body was found in an empty plot situated in Allahwala Town within the Korangi Industrial Area police jurisdiction.

1
0
112 April 18

The Law enforcement agencies arrested Lyari gangster Riasat Baloch along with his two accomplices from Golimar area.

Arrest
113 April 20

Seven Police officials guarding polio workers were killed in two separate attacks in Orangi Town.

7
0
114 April 21

Four TTP terrorists, including their 'commander' Munshi, were killed in a Police encounter at the Super Highway in Malir Town.

4
0
115 April 25

The CTD arrested three alleged target killers belonging to a political party and seized huge quantity of arms and ammunition from their custody in North Karachi Town.

Arrest
116 April 26

Pakistan Rangers Sindh claimed to have arrested a target killer associated with the MQM during a search operation in Azizabad area of Gulberg Town.

Arrest
117 May 1

Four Lyari-gangsters in a Police encounter in Dalmia area of Mujahid Colony in Liaquatabad Town.

4
0
118 May 2

A man, identified as Abdul Moeen (35), was shot dead by Lyari gangsters in an incident of firing on the Sheedi Village Road at Lea Market in Lyari Town of Karachi.

1
0
119 May 4

The LEAs and sensitive agencies personnel arrested 15 outlaws including three terrorists of a banned outfit besides recovering weapons including hand grenades from their possession during separate actions Lines Area and Surjani Town in Gadap Town of Karachi.

Arrest
120 May 7

Unidentified militants killed two people, including Shia religious scholar and rights activist Syed Khurram Zaki and his journalist friend Rao Khalid, in a sectarian attack in North Karachi Town of Karachi. A passer-by, identified as Aslam, sustained injuries in the attack.

2
1
121 May 8

A gangster affiliated with Baba Ladla group, identified as Naqeeb alias Mama, was killed in Police operation in Kalri area of Lyari Town of Karachi.

1
0
122 May 8

A gangster affiliated with Uzair Baloch gang, identified as Mustafa, was killed in a Police encounter in Napier locality of Lyari Town.

1
0
123 May 8

At least 12 persons, including two alleged gangsters, were injured in a grenade explosion near the residence of arrested leader of the PAC Uzair Jan Baloch, in Chakiwara area of Lyari Town.

0
12
124 May 8

Police arrested six accused, including Lyari gangster Anees and Yasir alias Mama, from various areas of the city.

Arrest
125 May 10

Sindh Rangers detained three more suspects, who were involved in killing dozens of people after informing ATC about their preventive detention for questioning. The suspects were identified as Jan Muhammad, Muhammad Asif and Faraz Qureshi.

Detention
126 May 10

Five officials of the paramilitary Rangers force were arrested in connection with the death of Aftab Ahmed - the coordinator of MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar - under the custody of Sindh Rangers on May 3, 2016.

Arrest
127 May 11 A dead body of an unidentified man was found in the Gulbahar area of Liaquatabad Town of Karachi. Gulbahar SHO Ghulam Asghar Abbasi said that from his appearance the victim looked Baloch.
1
0
128 May 11 Four members of the Tablighi Jama'at (TJ) were shot at and wounded in a sectarian attack while they were preaching in Block-17 of F. B Area in Gulberg Town.
0
4
129 May 11 Police and LEAs arrested three alleged terrorists and seized arms from their custody during a joint action Manghopir area of Gadap Town. The accused were involved in attacks on the security forces.
Arrest
130 May 11 PAC leader Uzair Jan Balcoh was sent to prison on judicial remand over charges of possessing illegal arms.
Judicial remand
131 May 13

At least four persons, belonging to MQM and MQM-H, sustained injuries during armed clashes between the two groups in Landhi Town of Karachi. The clashes began when militant outfit MQM-H attacked the office of the political party MQM in early hours of the morning. Following the incident, MQM activists and members staged a protest against the MQM-H cadres.

0
4
132 May 15

A man, identified as Abdul Ramazan (25), was shot dead by two unidentified armed assailants in a targeted attack in Surjani Town of Gadap Town in Karachi.

1
0
133 May 15

Police and Rangers in a joint operation detained three alleged terrorists from DHA area within Darakhshan Police limits. The suspects were identified as Muslim Khan, Nadir Ali and Shaukat Ali, and the Police claimed to have recovered three Awan bombs and a rifle from their possession.

detention
134 May 15

LEAs arrested a suspect, associated with the Uzair Baloch group, from the Bara Board area in Pak Colony Police limits of SITE Town.

Arrest
Total*
121
54+
*Data till May 15, 2016
Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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