LEJ Militant Arrested in Lasbella
QUETTA: A militant belonging to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was arrested by police on Tuesday near Lasbela University.
“Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a room at Lasbela University and arrested Alam Zaib — he was a student there,” District Police Officer Bashir Ahmed Brohi told media.
“The militant belong to a banned organisation Lashker-e-Jangvi and was involved in the killing of eight police personnel and bomb blasts,” Brohi said.
The DSP added that the militant had a Rs3 million bounty on his head.
On February 15, a key commander of the banned LeJ and his companion were killed in a raid by security forces in Saryab area of Quetta on Sunday, a senior official of Balochistan told media.
Usman Saifullah Kurd had been convicted by an anti-terror court in 2003 for masterminding two sectarian attacks in Quetta. He had escaped from the high security Quetta cantonment jail in 2008, following which the government imposed a Rs2.5 million bounty on him.
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