At least two policemen were also injured during the fighting. They were rushed to a nearby hospital and their condition was described to be statble, a senior police official said yesterday.

The police launched a raid at militants hideouts in Karachi, eight militants were killed during the firing while four others died while being chased after they fled the scene, a news agency said.

The killed militants belonged to the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan militant group, the official said.

The police also recovered armed and ammunitions from the hideout of the militants.

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