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Posted at: Jun 9, 2019, 8:03 AM; last updated: Jun 9, 2019, 8:03 AM (IST)

3 terrorists drown in Pak canal during chase

Lahore, June 8

Three alleged terrorists of banned Al-Qaida were drowned after their car fell in a canal during a chase by the security personnel in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Friday, officials said.

The incident happened after the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police raided a house in Jehlum, 200-km near Lahore, after receiving a tip off that some terrorists were hiding in a house and were planning to attack the offices of the security officials, the CTD said in a statement.

It said that when the raiding team challenged the terrorists they managed to board a car and fled. “They were chased off by the security personnel. Exchange of fire also took place and as a result the terrorists’ car fell in a canal at upper Jehlum and they drowned,” it said.The CTD said that later the Rescue 1,122 divers recovered the bodies of the three terrorists.It identified them as members of the Yahya Atif Ghauri group of Al-Qaida. “Hand grenades, guns and explosives have been recovered from  their hideout,” it added. — PTI 

Three army officers, solider die in blast

Islamabad: Three Pakistani army officers and a soldier were killed after a roadside bomb targeting a military vehicle exploded in North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan. The IED, targeting the military vehicle, was planted at a roadside on Friday in Kharkamar area. The slain personnel were identified as Lt Col Raashid Karim Baig, Major Moeez Maqsood Baig, Captain Arif Ullah and Lance Havaldar Zaheer. However, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. — PTI

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