Srinagar: Ten suspected militants of the Jamaatul Ahrar, including Anwarul Haq, the handler of Feb 13 bomb attack on Lahore Mall, were killed in an operation by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Pakistan, Dawn reported on Saturday.
According to Dawn report, a team from Lahore was taking five arrested suspects, including Haq, to Manawan for seizing weapons and explosives when they were attacked at about 1.15am near Ring Road by nine “terrorists”.
The attackers got the arrested suspects freed and fled towards the Ravi river in the Manawan area.
As per reports the CTD officials called for more force and chased the suspects. They located the suspects and ordered them to surrender, but the militants opened fire at them and an encounter ensued. When the firing stopped, 10 men were found dead.