Six LJ terrorists killed in Karachi, bombs defused
[Pak Daily Times] Six hard boyz belonging to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
were killed during an encounter with the Crime Investigation Department in the port city on Thursday as Muharram 9 passed without incident across the country.

The terrorists, who were planning a major attack in Muharram, were killed near Laki Pahari area of Maripur late on Wednesday. The encounter took place when CID police, on a tip-off about the presence of men belonging to the banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
, conducted a targeted raid. As the police team reached the terrorists' hideout they opened fire. Police fired back, killing six terrorists, while three CID personnel, Yasir, Faizan and Ali Faisal, sustained bullet injures.

The dear departed hard boyz were identified as Gul Hassan, Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
chapter chief of LeJ's Asif Chohto group, two suspected jacket wallahs, Mohammad Arif alias Salahuddin alias Mairaj alias Javed Chashma, and Naveed Baloch alias Chohta, Syed Khalil Hussain Shah alias Shahji, Maqbool alias Baan and Naveed Ayub. Their bodies were taken to the Civil Hospital and later shifted to Edhi morgue, Sohrab Goth. "They were planning to carry out an attack on Shia mourners," an official claimed. He said they would have first fired and then carried out suicide kabooms at the Hussainian Iranian Imambargah
...since the country's religiously correct™, Shia Moslems in Pakistain can't call their houses of worship 'mosques,' which are reserved for Sunnis. It's not clear if imambargahs are used for explosives storage like mosques are...
in Kharadar. The hard boyz were also planning to attack an Ashura procession.

...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
the Anti-Terrorism Cell (AEC) officials claimed to have recovered suicide jackets and a car-load of explosives along with a cycle of violence with which the hard boyz were going to attack the Hussainia Iranian Imambargah. The official said that Gul Hassan was also incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in the past but was released on bail. He was the criminal mastermind of the attack on Justice Maqbool Baqar and was wanted to the police; he was also involved in various other cases of terrorism, including bombings at the Hyderi Masjid and Ali Raza Imambargah as well as attacks on the buses of SUPARCO. "The other hard boyz killed during the encounter were involved in more than 50 cases of sectarian murders, including that of Shia lawyers and a journalist, Syed Shah, in Karachi," the official said.

...back at the dirigible, Cynthia backed into the galley, the barbecue fork held in front of her. Jack! she called. Where the hell are you?...
security forces on Thursday foiled terrorism bids in different parts of the country by recovering and defusing bombs. In Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) defused a 20-kilogramme bomb planted along Ring Road. This was the second bomb defused by BDS in as many days. Separately, police in Kot Addu foiled an attempt of terrorism by recovering and defusing a 10-kilogramme bomb, planted on a Muharram procession route. According to police, the bomb was wrapped in a plastic bag and placed in a trolley.

Municipal employees found the bag while cleaning the area and informed police. A bid to target a Muharram procession in Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
was also thwarted after security forces recovered a huge cache of explosives during a raid on the compound of a leader of a banned outfit. Security forces raided the compound of Qari Naeem in Anudanad area, arrested two hard boyz and recovered a huge cache of weapons, including 55 IEDs, two RPGs, 15 landmines, 16 anti-tank mortars, five bombs and anti-aircraft guns. The security forces in Islamabad also foiled a terror bid and arrested two persons, including one suicide bomber, during a raid.
Posted by: Fred 2013-11-15