Five Pakistani Taliban were killed Wednesday in a clash with Rangers in Karachi, a spokesman for the paramilitary force said.
The militants opened fire when Rangers raided their hideout in the Mangopir area of Karachi, Rangers spokesman Sibtain Rizvi said.
“The Rangers retaliated; as a result five terrorists were killed. The Rangers also recovered automatic weapons and explosive materials from the hideout,” Rizvi said.
The clash came a day after the Pakistani Taliban carried out the deadliest ever attack in the country on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar killing 148 people, mostly children.
Police have also arrested five suspected members of Al-Qaeda’s newly formed South Asian chapter suspected of carrying out an attack on a naval dockyard in Karachi in September.