Taliban claims refutedFebruary 17, 2014
KARACHI: Police and Rangers on Monday rejected banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claims that their comrades were killed in ‘fake encounters’ in Karachi. The security officials said that the militant outfit was making such claims to justify their wrongdoings.
It is pertinent to mention here that Taliban militants in Mohmand Agency on late Sunday night claimed to have killed 23 FC soldiers who were kidnapped in 2010 from Shongari check post in Mohmand Agency, as revenge to alleged killings of their men in Karachi.
Talking to PPI, Spokesman for Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Atique Ahmed Shaikh, rejected these claims and said that the law enforcing authorities were pressing hard on the neck of these outlawed terror outfits; therefore, they were using such tactics to stop them from pursuing terrorists. He said that the Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hayat has decided to clear the city from all types of criminal elements including terrorists.
He said that the police and Rangers had successfully conducted a raid in Gulshan-e-Buner area of Landhi and killed two militants involved in the Razzaqabad Police Training Centre bus attack. He said that two policemen and a Rangers personnel were also injured in the attack.
Moreover, LEA sources, who did not want their name to be mentioned, said that these militant outfits were liars and they were spreading lies to justify their brutal acts. “If these raids were fake then why our personnel got injured in these encounters,” they argued.
They said that the militants did not want peace in the country and they are conducting these activities to sabotage peace. “We will not refrain from pursuing these elements until they are eliminated.”