LEJ Wanted Commander Killed in a raid
QUETTA: A raid by security forces killed key commander of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and his companion in Saryab area of Quetta on Sunday, a senior official of Balochistan told The Media.
The mastermind of two sectarian attacks in Quetta, Usman Saifullah Kurd was convicted by an anti-terror court in 2003. Usman Saifullah has a bounty of Rs. 2.5 million by the government due to his escape from the high security Quetta cantonment jail in 2008
“The Frontier Corps (FC), on a tip-off, launched a massive search operation in Saryab against the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi,” a spokesperson for the FC told The Media. He added that in an exchange of fire with LeJ men, two FC officials were injured.
Two LeJ men were also wounded in the raid, while a third was arrested unhurt. However, a senior official of Balochistan government said that the two men later succumbed to their injuries.
“The key commander or head of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Balochistan Usman Saifullah Kurd was killed during the security forces’ raid in Saryab,” he told The Media. “Kurd was killed along with his companion.”
The FC spokesperson added that their injured men have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital for treatment.
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