After Sahiwal shady encounter, CTD kills two more ‘terrorists’ in Gujranwala

Published: January 20, 2019
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Both individuals killed in the shootout have not been identified yet. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Both individuals killed in the shootout have not been identified yet. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A day after brutally killing of four people in a shady encounter, the Punjab’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel killed two more alleged terrorists in a shootout in Gujranwala, Express News reported on Sunday.

The CTD claimed that the two men died in the shootout were accomplices of ‘terrorist’ Zeeshan, who was killed in Sahiwal on Saturday.

According to the anti-terror police department, the two alleged terrorists were residing in Zeeshan’s house in Lahore and fled when they heard the news of Zeeshan’s death.

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The security forces, according to their claim, traced them down and killed them in a shootout. Both the ‘terrorists’ were wearing suicide jacked, the CTD also claimed. However, whose identities yet to be ascertained.

The latest police shootout also became suspicious after some neighbours’ statements.

Both individuals killed in the shoot-out have not been identified as yet.

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The CTD also claimed that both ‘terrorists’, who were in an automobile, had killed themselves in a suicide blast.

However, according to neighbours’ statements some CTD officials killed the two individuals after opening firing on them, and destroyed the vehicle in a blast themselves.

On Saturday, four people – including two women – were killed in a shady encounter involving Punjab’s counterterrorism police on a highway in the Qadirabad area of Sahiwal district.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

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The police first identified the victims as “kidnappers” and then as “terrorists of a proscribed group”, raising doubts over the “encounter”.

The CTD claimed in a statement that the law enforcers signalled a Suzuki Alto car and a motorcycle to stop near Sahiwal Toll Plaza on GT Road, but they did not pull over and instead opened fire.

The police retaliated and four people, including two women, were killed by the “firing of their own accomplices” in the ensuing firefight by, according to the CTD.

The victims have been identified as Muhammad Khalil, his wife Nabeela, 13-year-old daughter Areeba and a neighbour Zeeshan.

The prime minister said that as soon as JIT report comes, swift action will be taken. “The government’s priority is protection of all its citizens.”

While the CTD has done a great job in fight against terrorism, everyone must be accountable before the law, he said in another tweet.

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