Eight militants killed in Pakistan police operations

Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Eight militants were killed in two intelligence-based operations in Pakistan’s Lahore province and southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, the media reported.

Six militants associated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan were killed during a search operation by the investigation department in Lahore, Xinhua reported.

The police launched the operation on an intelligence tip-off regarding presence of the militants in the area.

The operation against the militants was kicked off on the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, following a deadly attack at a public park in Lahore which claimed 75 lives killed and left over 300 others injured last month.

In a separate operation, the CID killed two IS-related militants and arrested four others in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Karachi, the capital city of the country’s Sindh province.

Police said a huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the arrested militants.

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