10 Terrorists Involved in Lahore Suicide Attack Killed
Ten terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), involved in a suicide attack on Lahore's Mall Road in February, were killed in a shootout with police in the wee hours today in Lahore.
Pakistani investigators examine damage vehicles at the site of suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)
Lahore: Ten terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), involved in a suicide attack on Lahore's Mall Road in February, were killed in a shootout with police in the wee hours on Friday in Lahore.
According to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police, the terrorists were involved in a suicide attack on Lahore's Mall Road in February this year in which 15 people including six policemen were killed. Jamat-ul-Ahrar had claimed the responsibility of the attack.
The police team retaliated and during the cross fire 10 terrorists were killed, he said.
The official said all three facilitators of Lahore Mall Road blast - Anwarul Haq, Irfan and Imam - were killed in the cross fire.
Two of the seven terrorists who attacked the police team have been identified as Attaur Rehman and Abdullah.
Two senior police officers were among 15 people killed when a Jamat-ul-Ahrar suicide bomber blew himself up during a protest rally outside Pakistan's Punjab assembly on Feb 13 that also wounded more than 71 others.
Police had arrested main facilitator Anwarul Haq with the help of CCTV and nabbed his other accomplices from tribal area of Bajaur.
Police have so far taken 15 suspects into custody in connection with Badian Road attack on soldiers.
Police said initial investigation shows that the attacker and his handler were on a motorcycle and continued chasing the census van carrying army personnel.
When the van stopped and the army men started unloading the material, the suicide bomber came closer to them and blew himself up.
"We have arrested 15 suspects in connection with Wednesday's Lahore blast and are interrogating them," a senior police officer said.
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