militant, Saad Surkhan, who was
planning to carry out major acts
of terrorism in the city, was gunned
down in an encounter with a joint
team of Police and Intelligence
Bureau (IB) in Khwaja Ajmer Nagri
area of Karachi, the provincial
capital of Sindh, on October 5,
reports Dawn. However, his
two accomplices managed to escape.
Saad Surkhan had provided a suicide
jacket to the assassin of Punjab
Home Minister Shuja Khanzada on
August 16, 2015, a senior IB official
said on condition of anonymity.
The killed suspect was twice arrested
in Karachi but was released on bail.