Pakistan police kill leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group Malik Ishaq 


July 29, Kabul: The head of the banned group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Malik Ishaq, was killed by Pakistani police as he attempted to escape custody in Punjab province, officers have said.

Ishaq, along with his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others, were killed in an exchange of fire with police personnel on Tuesday night, police said. At least six policemen were injured in the encounter.

Malik Ishaq was arrested one week ago along with his sons by the country’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD). Earlier he had spent 14 years in jail and was released on bail in 2011, Al Jazeera reports.

Ishaq was on a US list of global “terrorists” as the group he founded has claimed responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of civilians, most of them minority Shia Muslims.

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