Following Thursday’s blood bath at a Sufi Shrine in Pakistan’s Sindh province that claimed lives of 75 people, security forces have launched a massive crackdown on terror elements across the country.
Sindh Rangers have claimed to have eliminated 18 terrorists overnight in different areas of Karachi while Peshwar Police said three terrorists were killed in intelligence based operations, Pakistan’s Express Tribune reported.
Speaking to news agency AFP, a Pak government official said that both the federal and provincial law enforcement authorities and police launched the crackdown across the country and many terror suspects have been held from different cities.”
Rangers said seven terrorists were shot dead after they attacked a convoy of the paramilitary troops on the Super Highway near Kathor, Sindh.
11 more terrorists were gunned down in a raid at Manghopir area of Karachi, the Rangers spokesperson said.
“Arms and ammunition was also seized during the operation,” he added.
In a separate operation in Peshawar, Police killed three terrorists in the early hours of February 17. Operation was launched after police received intelligence inputs regarding presence of terrorists.
.“The terrorists tried to flee in a car but they were intercepted and three of them were killed in the exchange of fire,” a Police official told Express Tribune.
At least 70 people were killed and over 150 others wounded in a Fidayeen attack at a popular Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Thursday evening.
The suicide attacker detonated the bomb among worshippers at the Sufi shrine of saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the town of Sehwan, , according to police.
Terror outfit ISIS claimed responsibility for the ghastly attack through its Dafaq new agency.