8 terrorists killed in Rajanpur operation

27 arrested in Lahore, 3 in Karachi; One security man dies; Indian-made weapons recovered

Staff Reporter

Lahore/Karachi—At least eight terrorists and one security forces’ man were killed in a combing operation in Rajanpur, Inter-Services Public Relations said on Saturday.
Numerous absconders were apprehended from district Rajanpur’s Gayandari area with a heavy cache of arms and ammunition. Gayandari is located on the border of Balochistan and Punjab.
“Operation against anti-state elements was in progress in mountainous tribal area of Rajanpur while arrests were also made in this regard,” a senior commandant of border military police said.
According to ISPR, the terrorists attacked security forces with heavy weapons and in response, the forces had to take action. Heavy shelling from the helicopter was carried out by the security forces over runaways’ camps.
ISPR confirmed that a large number of terrorists and runaways were arrested in the operation. Furthermore, Indian-made weapons including 37 guns, 10 hand grenades and large amount of gunpowder were also recovered in the operation.
Rajanpur’s district police officer Irfanullah told media that Punjab police was not a part of this operation and had no details on it.
Meanwhile, police on Friday night conducted a search operation in various parts of the Old City and took into custody twenty-seven suspects.
Police conducted a search operation in Model Town Divison, Mughalpura, Allama Iqbal Town, Railway Engine Shed, Cannt Division and Muslim Town areas. During the search operation, citizens were checked through the biometric system.
Upon finding incomplete identification documents of some persons, police took into custody more than twenty-seven people.
In Karachi, police arrested three terrorists, belonging to a banned outfit in an operation in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and seized weapons from their possession.
The weapons seized from militants’ possession include two Kalashnikovs and a pistol.
The arrested miscreants were involved in attacks on troops of different law enforcement agencies and others target killing-related incidents.
The three are said to be identified as Anwar alias Mota, Ubaidullah and Mustalain Shah. All there were used to collect funds for terror organizations as well.
Earlier Saturday, two persons were killed while one critically injured in Karachi in similar target killing incidents in Haidri area and Baldia Town No 3.
On the other hand, paramilitary forces seized a huge cache of weapons in an operation in Lyari area.
The personnel found an underground storage during a search operation. The weapons that were seized include LMG rifles, six SMG rifles, three 7mm rifles, two 44-bore rifle, 12-bore pump action and nine 30-bore pistols.

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