Pakistani safety forces killed four Taliban militants in the japanese city of Lahore hours following a truck bomb killed 1 person and wounded 22, authorities explained on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani safety forces killed four Taliban militants in the japanese city of Lahore hours following a truck bomb killed 1 person and wounded 22, authorities explained on Tuesday.
Attacks in Pakistan’s second-largest city have decreased above the previous pair of years but Islamist militant teams are continue to energetic there, together with a suicide bombing very last thirty day period that killed 25 people.
A spokesman for the Punjab Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) explained the section was next up info that militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), also identified as the Pakistani Taliban, have been arranging an attack on Lahore law enforcement.
Counter-terrorism officers formed a blockade near the bomb website on Monday evening where they exchanged fire with suspected Taliban militants.
“The terrorists began firing at CTD officers who took safety measures. When firing stopped, four terrorists have been uncovered dead while 3/four fled absent having advantage of darkness,” the spokesman explained in a statement.
No group has but claimed responsibility for the attack and it was not apparent no matter if the militants killed have been liable for Monday’s bomb blast but law enforcement officers explained that they have been not ruling out a connection.
Authorities recovered 1 entire body near the blast website on Monday evening following originally declaring there experienced been no casualties.
“Yesterday’s blast left 1 dead, whose entire body was recovered from rubble of a close by collapsed home… A massive quantity of explosives was made use of in the truck,” Punjab authorities spokesman Malik Ahmad Khan instructed Reuters.
(Creating by Saad Sayeed Editing by Nick Macfie)