Four militants of LeJ killed in Quetta shootout


QUETTA: Four suspected militants were killed by Security forces in a shootout on Friday night in Hazarganji area of Quetta.

Police officials said the incident erupted when policemen tried to signal to a group of men on motorbikes to stop in the Hazarganji area of the city.

According to details, six suspected persons riding on three motorcycles were spotted by police in the Hazarganji area on the outskirts of Quetta. Police officials signaled to them but they opened fire. Four militants were killed after police retaliated. Two of the militants managed to flee taking advantage of the dark of night. Two policemen also sustained injuries during the clash, police said.

Police identified the militants as belonging to a group with ties to the militant wing of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

The killed militants belonged to the sub group of LeJ Jaish-e-Islam (JI),” said Wasey Khan, spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC).

“One of the killed militants Doctor Humair was stated to be chief of the Quetta chapter of JI.



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