Lahore, Oct 13 (PTI) Three Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists allegedly involved in an attack on members of the minority Shia community in Pakistan’s Punjab province were gunned down by the country’s law enforcement agencies.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LEJ) terrorists were involved in an attack on a Muharram procession in Bahawalnagar, about 260 km from Lahore, last August, in which two people were killed and over 50 were injured.
The Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police said in a statement on Wednesday that it has arrested LEJ terrorist Umar Draj, who was involved in the attack on a procession on the 10th of Muharram in Bahawalnagar.
A team of CTD on Tuesday took them to Mozakalay Pathan district of Pakpattan, about 200 km from Lahore, to recover firearms and grenades that Draj had dumped in that area.
“As soon as the CTD team recovered two hand grenades, arms and ammunition, unidentified accomplices armed with firearms of terrorist Umar Draj ambushed the team and started firing indiscriminately and took Draj with them,” the CTD said. Went.”
The CTD said, “The team took cover and retaliated in self-defence. When the firing stopped, Umar Draj and two of his accomplices were found dead. However, four of his accomplices managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness.
Two hand grenades, two pistols, one rifle and ammunition were recovered from the spot.
The LEJ is a Sunni terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks against the minority Shia community in Pakistan. These include the 2013 Quetta explosion in which more than 200 Hazara Shias were killed.