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Army kicks off Punjab-wide operation against militants

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army has kicked off a large-scale crackdown on banned militant groups across Punjab, Samaa reported Monday. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif chaired a meeting at army headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. Sources said the army chief directed military to start a massive crackdown in different cities of Punjab to flush out...

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 28, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
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Posted: Mar 28, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army has kicked off a large-scale crackdown on banned militant groups across Punjab, Samaa reported Monday.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif chaired a meeting at army headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

Sources said the army chief directed military to start a massive crackdown in different cities of Punjab to flush out militants of banned organizations and break their financial network.

Army already started their operation following Sunday’s suicide blast that killed more than 70 people and left over 300 wounded.

Director General ISPR, Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said the meeting reviewed progress of operation in Punjab to nab terrorists in the aftermath of Lahore blast.

He said intelligence agencies with army and Rangers carried out five operations in Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan since last night.

“Operations continue with more leads coming… Number of suspect terrorists and facilitators arrested and huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered,” he further said on Twitter.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while chairing a meeting, ordered police and counter terrorism department to kick off a large-scale operation to eliminate hideouts of banned organizations in South Punjab’s Kacha (riverbed) area.

Dozens rounded up in Multan, Lahore, Faisalabad raids

According to ISPR, five separate operations were conducted in Multan, Lahore and Faisalabad during which several members of banned outfits were detained.

In addition, security forces launched raids in Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur, Layyan, Bhakkar, Rahimyar Khan and other parts of South Punjab in the wee hours of Monday, rounding up dozens of suspects.

Air Marshal Shahid Latif, a defence analyst, welcomed the operation, saying that there were many militant hideouts in southern belt of the province. - Samaa
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