4 militants linked to Pak police academy attack gunned down
Four suspected Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militants linked to a deadly attack on a police academy in Pakistan, which left over 60 people dead, have been killed by security forces during a raid at a compound in the country’s troubled southwest.
The militants were killed in an exchange of fire with the police in the Hazarganj area of Quetta on Thursday.
Senior police officials said that the four are believed to be from the LEJ, which is suspected of attacking the police training centre in Quetta on Monday, in which 61 people, including police cadets and two armymen, were killed.
Deputy Inspector General of police of Balochistan Razzaq Cheema said officers of the anti-terrorism department conducted a raid on a compound on the outskirts of Quetta on an intelligence tip-off. “There was a heavy exchange of fire, in which four militants were killed and three police officials injured,” he said. He, however, declined to comment on if the killed terrorists belonged to the LeJ.
Confusion still surrounds as to who is actually responsible for carrying out the terrorist strike on the police training centre.