Multan: Counterterrorism police killed one in all Pakistan’s most wished militants in a shootout within the garrison metropolis of Rawalpindi in a single day, a police official stated Sunday.
Officer Kashif Hussain stated three of the militant’s accomplices escaped throughout the change of fireplace, leaving their weapons on the scene: two pistols, an assault rifle and ammunition.
He recognized the slain militant solely as Niaz and stated he additionally makes use of the alias Zeeshan. Hussain stated Niaz was energetic with the Pakistani Taliban group Tehreek-e-Taliban in Punjab province within the Hazro space of the district of Attock.
He stated Niaz was additionally in league with banned militant group Lashker-e-Jhangvi.
Hussain stated Niaz was wished in reference to numerous assaults within the area that killed greater than two dozen residents and safety officers. There was a $40,000 bounty on his head.
In line with Hussain, Niaz was concerned in planning a 2015 suicide assault that killed then-home minister of Punjab province Shuja Khanzada, a excessive rating police officer and others.
Hussain stated the counterterrorism division obtained intelligence that 4 militants on two bikes deliberate to assault secret service officers so checkpoints have been arrange on the street linking Attock with Rawalpindi.
Late on Saturday, the targets have been noticed approaching the Kheri Murat checkpoint. Hussain stated they have been requested to cease however as an alternative the motorcyclists opened fireplace in an try to flee.
The Pakistani Taliban have a presence in areas of Punjab province that border northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Additionally they have made inroads in southern Punjab close to southwestern Baluchistan province.
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