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Twelve ‘terrorists’ killed by police in Karachi shootout

Members of Pakistan's Air Force search people at the main entrance of the Minhas base at Kamra, in Punjab province August 16, 2012. Suspected Islamist militants attacked an air force base in central Pakistan early on Thursday, the air force said, in a brazen challenge to the country's powerful military. Air force commandos were exchanging gunfire with what an air force statement called "terrorists", hours after the attackers entered Minhas base in the town of Kamra, in Punjab province. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)

Karachi:At least 12 suspected militants involved in targeted killings and attacks on police officers were killed during an alleged exchange of fire with law enforcement agencies on Monday evening in Karachi.

The militants were killed during a joint raid by police and intelligence agencies on a suspected hideout in Pipri area of Bin Qasim in Malir district, reports the Dawn.

The raid was based on information provided by a number of high profile terrorists belonging to Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) whose arrest had been disclosed by the military recently.

SSP Anwar added that four suspects who had managed to escape during the raid were later killed in Gadap. He said the militants belonged to AQIS and LeJ.(ANI)