Mastermind of Punjab Assembly attack killed by Pakistan army

Peshawar: Two militants, including the mastermind of a suicide attack on Punjab Assembly building that claimed 10 lives, were killed today after Pakistani army heavily shelled their hideouts near Afghan border.

According to security sources, Wajihullah alias Ahrar, who belonged to the banned Jamaatul Ahrar, was killed in artillery shelling on Pak-Afghan border.

The other militant, Hikmat alias Qari Zubair, was in charge of a terrorist transit camp in Afghanistan. Both the terrorists were supported by a hostile intelligence agency.

Hikmat was the mastermind of the attack on Punjab Assembly in which at least 10 people were killed and dozens injured in the attack near Punjab Assembly on February 13. The militants were killed a day after military operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’ was launched.

The operation was launched to eliminate terrorists and consolidate gains of counter-terrorism operations made so far, days after a suicide bomber killed 88 people at the Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh.