Seven ex­trem­ists killed in po­lice shootout

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Seven Is­lamist ex­trem­ists were killed in a shootout in Pak­istan’s wealthy Pun­jab prov­ince as po­lice raided the group sus­pected of launch­ing at­tacks on se­cu­rity posts. Gun­fire erupted be­tween po­lice and 10 sus­pected mil­i­tants in a house where the group was holed up. Po­lice said the seven dead were killed by bul­lets from their own men. Po­lice said the Is­lamists be­longed to the Pak­istani branch of the Tal­iban, Tehreek-e-Tal­iban Pak­istan and the banned sec­tar­ian group Lashkare-Jhangvi.

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