KARACHI (Web Desk) – An Al Qaeda commander was among two terrorists killed during an operation by Rangers, Police and intelligence agencies in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city.

According to intelligence sources the operation was conducted after receiving information of the presence of Al Qaeda commander Ahad in the area.

During the operation terrorists opened fire when their flat was raided as a result of which Assistant Director Muhammad Sajjad was martyred.

The terrorists were killed when law enforcement agencies retaliated. According to intelligence sources the killed terrorist Ahad was the leader of Al Qaeda activity in Karachi and involved in the Safoora attack, Geo News cited.

During the operation two women were also taken into custody.

The flat is owned by a person named Anwar who is the former union head of the apartment building.

Sources further said that these terrorists were planning on carrying out a major attack in Karachi.