Two members of a proscribed Deobandi takfiri terrorist organisation were gunned down during an intelligence-based operation of Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) in Dera Ghazi Khan yesterday.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), army’s media wing said that the slain terrorists were involved in kidnapping and killing of security forces personnel.
The intelligence-based operation was conducted in the suburbs of DG Khan, the statement added.
In September 2, 2017, at least 13 suspects were held in joint intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in Punjab, the ISPR said in a statement.
Punjab Rangers and police conducted the first operation in Dera Ghazi Khan, and apprehended seven key facilitators wanted for extortion and other criminal activities in Punjab and Balochistan, the statement said.
In another IBO in Lahore, Rangers, police and intelligence personnel nabbed six suspects, including two unregistered Afghan nationals.
Officials also seized weapons and ammunition from the suspects, it added.