MUZAFFARGARGH – Six terrorists were killed in an encounter with the counter-terrorism force (CTF) in Muzaffargarh on Thursday night as part of operation Radd-ul-Fassad.
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According to reports, the counter-terrorism force in Muzzafargarh carried out an operation near the PT link canal in the Pati Sultan Mahmood area to arrest terrorist Yaseen aka Imran aka Amjad belonging to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).
According to sources, when the police reached the area, the terrorists opened fire upon them. In the ensuing gun-battle, six terrorists including Yaseen were killed, and four other suspects managed to flee the scene.
Afterwards, law enforcers seized a large cache of arms and ammunition including two government-issued rifles, three pistols and hand grenades from those killed in the encounter.
The dead bodies of the terrorists were later shifted to the morgue for medico-legal formalities. Apart from Yaseen, the identity of five terrorists has not been ascertained as yet.
It may be mentioned here that Yaseen was the right-hand man of LeJ terrorist Asif Chotu who was killed in an encounter last month. He was wanted for multiple sectarian attacks in Lahore and across the country.
After a recent spike in terrorism in Pakistan, law enforcement officials are in hunt for suspects and militants across the country and especially in metropolis.
Pakistan has intensified its operations near the border area of Afghanistan. Pak-Afghan border has also been sealed at Torkham following the attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine that took over 80 lives.
Earlier, according to the ISPR, the army killed more than 100 suspected militants in intelligence-based operations carried out by security forces across the country, including Punjab.