The Islamabad Police have claimed that a man killed in an exchange of fire a few days ago was a militant from Bajaur Agency.
According to police officials, Abdullah was injured in an exchange of fire with the police Tuesday night during a routine patrol on the service road near Gangal, in the jurisdiction of Koral Police Station. After being shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Abdullah died due to the serious nature of his wounds.
The officials revealed that two constables of the police’s eagle squad were patrolling on a motorcycle in Gangal when three suspected militants opened fire on them, injuring both the cops, identified as head constable Jahangir and constable Shahid. In the exchange of fire that ensued, Abdullah was seriously injured while the other two suspects escaped.
According to a police official, Abdullah was imprisoned in Bajaur Agency for 27 months and no one has yet showed up to claim his body. SP Investigation Jamil Hashmi said Abdullah had entered the capital, allegedly with plans to carry out terrorist activities, after changing his get up to avoid being caught.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2014.