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Friday, 28 January 2022 10:29 GMT

Wagah blast mastermind killed in encounter


(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Roohullah alias Asadullah was caught in the exchange of fire along with his two associates who were also killed police said.

Islamabad — Police claim to have killed the alleged chief of Lahore branch of Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) who is also said to be the mastermind of the November 2014 Wagah border bombing in an encounter in Lahore on Saturday morning.



Roohullah alias Asadullah was caught in the exchange of fire along with his two associates who were also killed police said.



Law enforcement officials said that a joint raid was carried out on a house located on Burki road on Lahore’s outskirts on a tip-off regarding the TTP commander’s presence.



Police officials said Asadullah and his two accomplices opened fire on the raiding party and police fired back.



The exchange of fire lasted for at least half an hour. Several blasts were also heard during the exchange of fire.



After the firing subsided policemen entered the premises and recovered bodies of the three alleged militants.



Police claimed that all three killed hailed from Bajaur and belonged to TTP’s Mullah Fazlullah group. A huge quantity of arms explosives suicide vests detonators militant literature and other equipment were recovered during a search of the house.

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