More than 100 terrorists killed in Pakistan in crackdown after shrine bombing

Pakistani security forces have claimed to have killed more than 100 terror suspects in couirse of the sweeping country-wide raids following Thursday’s bombing of the shrine in southern Sindh province.

According to a Geo News report, security forces have made headway in the investigations of recent terror attacks across Pakistan, identifying four terrorist organisations with direct links to the attacks that have claimed over 100 lives.

In an ongoing crackdown, security forces had killed over 100 terrorists till Friday night with an addition of 3 more killed during an operation in Dera Ismail Khan, the report said.

Security forces have intensified search and combing operations across the country. During operations in Abbottabad, Rawalpindi, Hafizabad, Chiniot and Sialkot, 53 suspects were detained while in Ittehad town in Karachi 7 suspects were taken into custody. Many Afghan nationals are among the detained.

The report said evidence of direct involvement of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JA), Daesh and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) have been found in the recent attacks. Sources add, that the heads of these banned organisations are operating from Afghanistan.