Five terrorists killed in Pak air force base attack identified
Five men suspected of involvement in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp attack in Peshawar’s Badaber area Friday have been identified, Express Tribune reports.
At least 43 people, including 14 terrorists, were killed when the PAF camp at Inqalab road came under attack by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan militants early Friday.
Ibrahim, Siraj, Rabnawaz, Adnan and Muhammad Ishaq have been identified as five of the 14 terrorists killed following the attack.
Three of them belonged to Khyber Agency while the other two were from Swat district.
Further, investigative authorities wrote a letter to the political administration of Khyber Agency seeking details of the families and relatives of the terrorists.
Earlier Sunday, a post-mortem examination of the bodies of all 14 terrorists was conducted the bodies were later buried in a Badhaber graveyard.
The attackers appeared to be aged between 19 to 27 years.
On Saturday, police rounded up dozens of suspects and a case was registered against them.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) registered the FIR under terrorism charges on the complaint of the Badhaber camp commandant.
“The FIR has been registered and the CTD will investigate the matter,” an official of the Badhaber police station said.
Further, in a search operation launched by the Badhaber police around the airbase, 28 suspects, including some Afghan refugees, had been taken into custody for interrogation.
Police and security forces also launched joint search operations in the cantonment area and the PAF airbase in Kohat, arresting another 96 suspects. Kalashnikovs, shotguns and pistols were seized during the raid.
Bomber blows himself up
A suicide bomber detonated his suicide jacket in Malir’s Rifa-i-Aam Society in port city Karachi Sunday during a raid conducted by police and other law enforcement agencies in the area, Dawn reports.
Two policemen were injured during the raid. The injured policemen were admitted to a private hospital for treatment.
A team comprising police and other law enforcement agencies headed by Senior Superintendent Police Malir Rao Anwar was conducting a raid in Kehkashan Society where the suspect Farhan alias ‘Pehlwan’ was believed to be hiding.
The team exchanged fire with the suspect who fired back, shooting one policeman in the stomach and another in the leg. He then hurled two hand grenades, one of which exploded, before detonating his suicide jacket.
Farhan is a suspected in the killings of police officers and Rangers personnel, and he is believed to be a member of Al Qaeda. The weapon used by the suspect was sent to a forensics lab for further investigation.