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Wagah border attack mastermind killed

Islamabad: The mastermind of a suicide attack at the Wagah border crossing in November 2014 was killed Saturday along with two associates, a media report said.Intelligence agencies had been on a hunt for Roohullah, the

IANS [ Updated: January 10, 2015 11:39 IST ]
wagah border attack mastermind killed
wagah border attack mastermind killed

Islamabad: The mastermind of a suicide attack at the Wagah border crossing in November 2014 was killed Saturday along with two associates, a media report said.

Intelligence agencies had been on a hunt for Roohullah, the alleged mastermind of the Wagah attack Nov 2 that killed at least 60 people, Dawn online reported.

According to sources, he was also the Lahore chief of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Security officials said a joint raid was carried out at a house located on Burki road on the outskirts of Lahore.

Police said their raiding party came under gunfire upon entering the neighbourhood.

Roohullah and his two accomplices opened fire on the raiding party and police fired back in retaliation.

The exchange of fires lasted for at least half an hour.

A huge quantity of arms, explosives, suicide vests, detonators, militant literature and other equipments was recovered during a search of the house.

 

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