LAHORE (APS) Feb 24,2017– Suicide bomber among 100 suspects have been held on Friday while six terrorists killed in counter-terror raids across the country under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad of Pakistan Army.
Counter-terrorism Department gunned down six terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi over an encounter in Muzaffargarh’s Pati Sultan Mehmood. Operative of the banned outfit, Yasin alias Imran was among the killed extremists while four terrorists fled to survive the raid.
Security personnel seized four rifles, three pistols and grenades that the six militants held in their possession. Separately, a suicide bomber was held in Shikarpur who allegedly hails from Tajikistan.
Law enforcers seized a suicide vest and explosives in his possession and foiled the terror bid. Three Afghan nationals among more than 100 suspects were detained by Pakistan Rangers and law enforcement agencies in Pirwadhai area of Rawalpindi.
Reportedly, advanced communication equipment was seized in the raid.
Ongoing counter-terror operations are being conducted across Pakistan under the recently launched offensive of Pakistan Army called Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.
The across-the-country operation was launched earlier this week after Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired a meeting.
The offensive aims at eliminating terror ‘residue’ left in Pakistan after successful Operation Zarb-e-Azb, a large scale operation launched in June 2014 in tribal areas of Pakistan that has garnered enormous success with over 3,500 terrorists’ killings and pounding of hundreds of hideouts.
The recent wave of terrorism in Pakistan began with a suicide blast on Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam in Lahore that claimed 14 lives including that of Traffic Police DIG, Capt (r) Syed Mobin Ahmad.
In the days that followed, attacks in Peshawar, Quetta, Sehwan Sharif and other parts of provinces raised the death toll to over 100 and left at least 300 wounded.