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Terrorism-related Incidents in Karachi - 2017

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Date

Incidents

Killed
Injured
1
January 1

Police arrested at least three terrorists and seized explosives from their custody during an action in SITE Town area.

Arrest
2
January 4

A SI of Police Iqbal Mehmood, probing some targeted killing cases was shot dead and two others injured in the night when unidentified assailants opened fire at them on main Rashid Minhas Road in Gulistan-i-Jauhar Town.

1
2
3
January 4

One person, identified as Rizwan, who worked as a Police informer against drug peddlers, was shot dead in a firing incident in Korangi Industrial Area under Korangi Town.

1
0
4
January 4

A civilian was shot dead in a target-killing incident at Jamshed Road near Pardah Park in Jamshed Town area of Karachi.

1
0
5
January 6

Police constable Muhammad Iqbal was injured when unidentified assailants lobbed a hand grenade at Taimuria Police Station in North Nazimabad.

0
1
6
January 6

25-year-old Ali Imran was shot dead when unidentified assailants opened fire at Five Star Chowrangi in North Nazimabad. Bashir, a traffic police official, was also injured in the firing incident.

1
1
7
January 10

Unidentified assailants killed a Police constable, Khalid Shaikh (30), near his house on Jamshed Road in the Soldier Bazaar area of Karachi.

1
0
8
January 19

Police recovered four dead bodies from an empty plot in Steel Town area.

4
0
9
January 24

A Shia man, Mohammed Kazim Raza (39), was gunned down in suspected sectarian attack in Gulistan-i-Jauhar area.

1
0
10
January 28

The CTD claimed to have arrested a would-be suicide bomber and another militant, associated with a banned outfit, who were allegedly involved in major terrorist acts in urban and rural Sindh and operating their networks in four major cities of the province besides Jaffarabad District of Balochistan. In a targeted raid conducted in the Manghopir area of Karachi, the CTD team detained the two suspects, Shaukat (would-be suicide bomber) and Abdul Ghani, and seized explosive material, a suicide jacket, a hand grenade and two pistols from their custody. "The held militants, who belonged to the Brohi tribe and were trained in Balochistan, were operating terror networks in Sukkur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad and Sanghar districts in Sindh and Jaffarabad district in Balochistan," said Sindh CTD chief Dr Sanaullah Abbasi.

Arrest
11 February 1

Sindh Rangers claimed to have killed notorious Lyari gang war commander Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla in a shootout in Lyari Town area of Karachi. Two of Baba Ladla's close associates, Sikandar alias Sikko and Mohammad Yaseen alias Mama, were also killed in the encounter. During the operation, Head Constable Fayyaz and Constable Tufail were also killed.

5
0
12
February 9

Six militants were killed in a shoot out with Police during a raid on a chicken farm off Superhighway near the Baqai Medical University in Gadap town.

6
0
13
February 12

An employee of Samaa TV was killed evening when unidentified assailants opened fire on a Samaa TV DSNG van at KDA Chowrangi near Dolmen Mall in North Nazimabad.

1
0
14
February 17

At least 18 alleged terrorists were killed in a raid carried out in Ziarat Mai Garhi, Manghopir area of Karachi.

18
0
15
February 17

Police killed nine TTP militants including would-be suicide bombers during exchange of fire near Super Highway in Karachi.

9
0
16
February 19

Seven militants were killed and one rangers personnel received injuries during a targeted operation between Pakistan Rangers Sindh and militants in Shah Latif Town.

7
1
17
February 21

Unidentified assailants lobbed a hand grenade at a residential building in Lyari town of Karachi, leaving one woman injured.

0
1
18
February 21

Pakistan Rangers Sindh recovered a cache of arms from Landhi area Karachi. A Rangers communication said that a raid was conducted on an intelligence tip off that some miscreants belonging to MQM-London had hidden arms and ammunition with the intention of committing sabotage.

Recovery
19
February 22

Police shot dead eight terrorists including a key militant figure affiliated with a banned organization during a raid on Bakrapeeri Road in Karachi.

8
0
20
February 23

Police shot dead two IS militants, identified as Saifullah and Haneef, in Manghopir area Karachi.

2
0
21
March 5

One militant was killed and four others arrested during a raid by CTD personnel in Korangi Town area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

1
0
22
March 20

The Pakistan Rangers Sindh recovered a cache of arms and ammunition during an intelligence based operation from the storeroom of the Safari Park on the University Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

Arms and ammunition recovery
23
April 12

Two Pakistan Rangers Sindh personnel were killed during a raid to arrest militants trained in Syria and Afghanistan and working for foreign intelligence agencies were arrested from Mawaach Goth area of Karachi.

2
0
24
April 12

Police arrested a target killer affiliated to MQM-L, identified as Kamran s/o Jumma Khan, from Joharabad area of Karachi. Police said Kamran is involved in two murder cases in Orangi Town.

Arrest
25
April 13

A doctor, identified as Dr Zulfiqar, was killed when two unidentified assailants called out him from his house and opened fire in Kharadar area of Saddar Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Dr. Zulfiqar used to run a clinic in Khadda Market

1
0
26
April 13

Police carried out various searches in Upper Gizri, Mominabad, Manghopir and Steel Town Areas and rounded up 88 suspects from the areas. In another raid in Lyari's Sango Lane area, Police nabbed a gangster affiliated with Uzair Baloch group.

Arrest
27
April 14

A suspected gangster, identified as Ghulam Nabi alias Gull, was shot dead in an 'encounter' in Kalakot area of Lyari town in Karachi, reports Dawn. The Police have seized a TT pistol and a hand grenade from his custody. The deceased was associated with the Uzair Baloch-led Lyari gang, the Police said. "He looked after drug business in Lyari," an unnamed officer added.

1
0
28
April 18

Police claimed to have arrested a target killer belonging to MQM-L from Gulberg Town in Karachi.

Arrest
29
April 22

16 people including women and children were injured in Lyari Jhatpat Market of Karachi, when a hand grenade blast took place.

0
16
30
April 23

SFs recovered weapons buried in Karachi's Lal Qila Ground in Azizabad in Karachi. The weapons recovered included SMGs, LMGs, 9mm pistols and a large number of cartridges.

Arms recovery
31
April 23

SFs raided hideouts of Lyari gang war suspects Sajid Dakait, Jameel Changa, and Bilal Pappu and arrested two members of the BLA. According to sources, the three suspects, who reside in Dubai, were operating a drug den in the Ghazi Khan vicinity with the help of accomplices Arif Tiki, Obaid Langra, and Fahad Baloch.

Arrest
32
April 23

An important member of the Lyari gang war, Amin Baloch, was arrested during a raid at Lyari General Hospital. According to the police, Amin was a vital accomplice of Lyari gang war's Zahid Ladla and the younger brother of gang war suspect Wasim Qasargandi. Amin had been arrested by Rangers in the past and had spent time in prison. He had been wanted by the police in a number of criminal cases.

Arrest
33
April 24

Five persons, including three terrorists, wife of one of them, and a 5-years-old boy, were killed while four Rangers personnel were injured in an encounter in the area of Urdu Bazaar of Karachi.

5
4
34
April 24

Rangers personnel and the CTD of the Sindh Police claim to have arrested eight suspects during raids and operations in different parts of Karachi.

Arrest
35
May 19

The CTD of Sindh with the collaboration of intelligence agency arrested one BLA cadre, involved in blew up of SSGC pipeline, from in Lyari Town.

Arrest
36
May 21

Four assailants, riding on two Bikes, opened fire on a Police van left two Policemen killed and one critically injured near Doraji in the jurisdiction of New Town Police Station in Karachi.

2
1
37
May 24

A major terrorism bid was foiled as Pakistan Rangers Sindh arrested six suspected militants from Scout Colony area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

Arrest
38
May 27

The Counter-Terrorism Department claimed to have killed a wanted gangster in an encounter near Naurus Chowangi area of Site area in Karachi.

Arrest
39
June 23

Unidentified militants shot dead four Policemen, who were sitting at a roadside eatery for Iftar in the SITE Town area of Karachi.

4
0
40
July 3

Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) arrested two wanted members of Lyari gangsters, Muhammad Omair and Zaheer Khan, in Madina Colony of Lyari Town.

Arrest
41
July 6

A Lyari gangster, identified as Wasla, was shot dead in a Police encounter at Nippier Road under the jurisdiction of Nippier Police Station in Lyari Town.

1
0
42 July 10

Police killed a Lyari gangster in an encounter at Mirza Adam Road in Lyari town.

1
0
43 July 12

An IED explosion was reported from an area near Jama Mosque Mohammadi in the Bin-Qasim town. Though no casualties were reported, however, the green belt of the road was damaged.

0
0
44 July 12

On the intelligence tip a team of AVCC raided Dhobi Ghat area in the remit of Garden Police Station area in Saddar Town.

Arrest
45 July 12

Pakistan Rangers Sindh arrested suspect Arif alias Takki from the Pak-Colony area of Site Town. Takki was affiliated with Arshad Pappu group of Lyari Gang War and was involved in many incident of crime, including killing, kidnapping and extortion.

Arrest
Total*
84
27
*Data till July 16, 2017
Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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