LeJ plans to attack Rangers, CTD officials


Naimat Khan

KARACHI: The proscribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has planned to attack Sindh Rangers, officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and SSP Malir Rao Anwar, highly credible sources divulge to The Frontier Post here on Friday.

According to intelligence sources the two separate groups of the LeJ have arrived in Karachi and will try hard to hit the targets within coming 48 hours.

The intelligence agencies have warned Rangers, CTD officials and SSP Rao Anwar to take extra measures for security and remain watchful to dodge the heinous plan of terrorists.

Sources said that Rangers and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), previously called Crime Investigation Department (CID), have nabbed many terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which has broken the backbone of terrorists.

The LeJ, Taliban and Jundullah nexus has been targeting police and people of Shia sect in Sindh province. The nexus has carried out several attacks on Imambargah, police and other soft targets due to its strong network in Sindh province, however, the law enforcers, especially Sindh Rangers and Counter Terrorism Department of the Sindh police have caused them huge losses in terms of arrests and killings in encounters.

“One of the major breakthrough was the arrest of masterminds of the Shikarpur Imambargah blast”, an official of the Sindh police said while wishing not to be named.

Now in order to put the morale of law enforcers down the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has planned to carry out lethal attacks on the Rangers and CID officials. For the purpose, two different groups have been prepared, intelligences sources said. Sources said that SSP Malir, Rao Anwar who in different encounters has killed several militants associated with outlaw Taliban, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jundullah outfits is also at the hit list and thus one of the three targets of the terrorists. According to sources the terrorist may strike anytime within two days.

Originally Published here


Author: Naimat

Karachi based journalist, writing on national and international issues.

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