Five Al-Qaeda militants killed in Sheikhupura

09:45 AM | 10 Oct, 2015
Five Al-Qaeda militants killed in Sheikhupura
SHEIKHPURA (Web Desk) - Five Al-Qaeda terrorists including a banned organisation’s commander Kala Qari were killed during clash with the counter-terrorism force in Sheikhpura on Saturday.

The law enforcement personnel conducted a raid on a tip-off regarding presence of terrorists inside a farmhouse near Khanpur canal. The security personnel faced armed resistance as they entered the premises and five terrorists including Kala Qari and Kashif alias Kashi were killed during exchange of fire.

Qari was involved in major terror incidents including assassination of former minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti and chief surgeon Brigardier Mushtaq.

He was also involved in attacks on ex-minister for religious affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi and NATO vehicles near Rawat and Tarnol.

The counter-terrorism force was informed by the intelligence agencies that this group was planning major attacks in Lahore and Sheikhpura on the occasion of Muharram-ul-Haram.

Their bodies have been shifted to DHQ Sheikhpura for post-mortem.