Police Repel Militant Attack in Mianwali, Killing Two
Police in Mianwali successfully thwarted an attack by a group of militants, resulting in the deaths of two attackers. This comes after recent terrorist incidents in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A police constable was killed in the clash with militants linked to a banned extremist group.
The Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) quickly engaged the attackers, with additional police forces and the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) joining the operation, leading to the elimination of two militants. The attackers had entered Mianwali from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and managed to escape into the nearby hills. Two identified terrorists were among the attackers. The funeral for the fallen police constable was attended by senior police officials.
CTD Releases Second List of 30 Most Wanted Terrorists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has unveiled its second list featuring 30 of the most sought-after terrorists from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This list includes the names and photographs of these individuals, who hail from different districts in KP, such as Bannu, Lakki Marwat, and DI Khan.
They are wanted by law enforcement agencies for their involvement in various serious criminal activities. Notably, the reward for information leading to the capture of Lakki Marwat’s terrorist, Habibullah, has been set at Rs 5 million, while Bannu’s terrorist commander, Molvi Naimatullah, carries a reward of Rs 4 million. The CTD has assured that the identities of informants will be kept confidential.
Third Cleric Murdered in Karachi: Law Enforcement Faces Scrutiny Amidst Rising Targeted Killings
Karachi law enforcement is under scrutiny following the murder of a third religious scholar within a month, raising questions about their effectiveness. Despite initial leads pointing to a foreign intelligence agency’s involvement, no significant progress has been made in the investigations.
The latest victim, Mufti Qaiser Farooq, was shot in Sohrab Goth, following the earlier murders of Qari Khurram Shahzad and Maulana Ziaur Rehman in different areas. The Counter-Terrorism Department has not yet found a proven connection between the murders.
Investigations are ongoing, with officials exploring various leads to uncover the killers and their motives. The recent victim, Farooq, a JUI-F supporter, was targeted by armed assailants outside a seminary-mosque, fueling concerns over the increasing targeted killings of religious figures in the city.