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    Pakistani Police Eliminate Eight Militants in Karachi Special Operation

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    Eight militants were killed during a special operation in an eastern area of the Pakistani city of Karachi, according to local media.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – Pakistani police eliminated eight militants during a special operation carried out in an eastern area of the city of Karachi, local media reported Wednesday, citing a representative of local police.

    The police carried out the operation after receiving information that a leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban militant group, Gul Zaman, was in Karachi's Malir area, the Geo TV broadcaster said. Zaman, who was reportedly planning a terror attack on Karachi, and seven other militants, including a member of Jamat-ul-Ahrar extremist group, were killed in the raid.

    The broadcaster noted that a laptop bomb was found during the operation among other weapons.

    Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for Tuesday attack on a court complex in northern Pakistan that killed eight people and injured 25 others.

    Pakistani police have intensified efforts in combating terrorism following deadly a terrorist attack on a shrine in the Pakistani southern city of Sehwan that was carried out on February 16, claiming lives of over 80 people.

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