Police foil terrorism attempt in Multan

Published: August 1, 2012
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Police killed attacker as he threw hand grenade at them.  PHOTO: ZOHAIB JIAJA/EXPRESS

Police killed attacker as he threw hand grenade at them. PHOTO: ZOHAIB JIAJA/EXPRESS

MULTAN: Police on Wednesday foiled a terrorism attempt in Multan by killing a terrorist when he tried to attack the security officials with a hand grenade, Express News reported.

According to initial reports, the attacker Abdul Ghaffar belonged to Tehreek-e-Taliban Punjab (Qari Matiullah group) and was travelling in a bus when he was stopped by the police near a barrier.

Police, acting on a tip-off, had set up a special barrier near Ghazi Ghat bridge. The attacker threw a hand grenade at the police and was killed when they fired back in retaliation.

It was earlier reported that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud has allegedly decided to increase terrorist attacks in Punjab, with emphasis to inflict maximum damage, especially in Lahore.

In a covert meeting held at Asad Khel village in North Waziristan, Mehsud allocated Rs25 million to carry out attacks on PAF base Lahore, the Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and the Counter Terrorism Department office in the province.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • ishrat salim
    Aug 1, 2012 - 4:32PM

    Good work…let see after this, as per last para of this news ?Recommend

  • Akhtar Khan
    Aug 1, 2012 - 6:37PM

    @ishrat salim:
    Expanding terrorists activities in South Punjab is a challenge and severe issue, which Punjab Govt have been neglecting for the past four and half years. If this was taken up on the right time, we could avoid killings of our citizens, police and the security forces in such kind of activities, which are highly condemnable.
    I would suggest Punjab Police to open its eyes and take up the challenge with courage and bravery. All the nation is with u and supports its all kind of security forces to combat terrorism, extremism and terrorists.

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