Five Pakistani Taliban killed in Karachi clash Five Pakistani Taliban killed in Karachi clash

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.

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