Pakistan Counter-Terrorism Forces Kill 130, Arrest 350 Militants in Raids
Militants stormed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine carrying out a suicide attack days ago in Sindh province that shot dead 88 people, since then Pakistan counter-terrorism forces have been carrying its raids, although have killed 130 extremists and taken into custody 350 suspects.
Shahbaz Sharif, who is Chief Minister of Punjab, has given his approval to Pakistani security forces to target militants who have been trying to disturb rest of the nation for a long time.
Mr. Sharif held a special meeting with senior military commanders in Lahore on 19 February to launch operations against the terrorist across the country, though anti-terrorism forces have reportedly shot dead 130 suspected radicals and taken into custody over 350 people crosswise the country in the previous three days.
Although, counter-terrorism forces have took hold of weapons and explosives as well shot dead five militants during latest raid overnight, although over 300 of the 350, identified Afghans those were detained in area in heightened security measures, Punjab police spokesman Niyab Haider told media.
If latest reports are to be believed a number of radicals from arrests, were part of a suicide bombing that carried out at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine in Sindh province and killed 88 people previous week.
The Punjab police spokesperson also mentioned that radicals started shooting when police raided their secret places, even severe battling killed five terrorists but four of them remained successful to run away.
Haider also shared that these militants have planned to carry out more explosions at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine and an air base in Multan.
It has also announced on 19 February that about 11 Afghan militants have been shot dead during anti-terrorism actions against the radicals in the restive northwest tribal region of Pakistan.