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December 14, 2014

Four Taliban militants killed in Muzaffargarh encounter

 
December 14, 2014

MUZAFFARGARH: Four Taliban militants were gunned down and three policemen sustained injuries in an encounter here in the small hours of Saturday.
Muzaffargarh DPO Rai Zamirul Haq said police foiled a terrorist plot ahead of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) in Muzaffargarh and Multan and seized four suicide jackets, 12 rockets, 40 hand-grenades, 328 kilograms of gunpowder and other chemicals and a vehicle without a number-plate.
The encounter took place near Lakki Chowk on Mehmood Kot Road. Rai Zamirul Haq said the slain terrorists were affiliated with the banned Punjabi Taliban Abu Ubaida group. They were identified as Abuzar Umar alias Abdul Ghani, Muhammad Noor Abu Bakr, Umair Mehmood alias Abdullah and Sultan Mehmood alias Rizwan.
Intelligence agencies had informed the police about the entry of terrorists into the area. When a police party signalled a car to stop, the passengers opened fire on the police party. The terrorists also hurled two hand-grenades at the police. The blasts seriously injured three policemen, Alamgir, Tariq and Sajjad.
However, the police did not let them run away from the scene. All the four terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire. DSP Ahsanullah Shahid led the police party.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif appreciated the police party for foiling the terrorist plan in Muzaffargarh. He said the best treatment facilities would be provided to the injured policemen.