Thursday, 30 July 2015

Malik Ishaq-Leader of Pakistan militant group

Malik Ishaq, Chief of banned sectarian militant group, his two sons and 11 attackers were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with police, reported by state television.

The encounter appears to have taken place as militants attacked security forces and tried to free Ishaq who was killed in the ensuing exchange of fire, security sources say.

Some people believe that it was a "FAKE Encounter" but this move has come as Pakistan is pushing for normalization in Afghanistan and major Chinese funding for an economic corridor connecting China to the Arabian Sea. 

He was wanted in hundreds of sectarian killings but government prosecutors always failed to bring sufficient evidence to get him convicted in a court.

The previous LeJ chief, Riaz Basra, was killed in a similar "encounter" with police in 2002.

A large amount of weapons and ammunition was recovered from militants. 

Ishaq was also accused of masterminding, from behind bars, the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, which wounded seven players and an assistant coach, and killed eight Pakistanis.


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