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A terrorist wanted for alleged involvement in the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team was killed in a shootout with police in Pakistan's Punjab province, officials said today.

Law enforcement agencies started checking vehicles near Ghazi Ghat bridge in Multan, 400km from Lahore, after getting a tip-off yesterday that some terrorists were bound for the city in public transport.

During the checking of a bus, a passenger tried to escape. This led to an exchange of fire with policemen and the man, identified as Abdul Ghafar Qaisrani alias Saifullah, was killed instantly.

A grenade and two guns were found in his luggage.
Saifullah was an active member of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and also worked for a militant faction known as the "Mateeullah group", officials said.

Officials said Saifullah was tasked with raising funds for militants through bank robberies. He had received training in Afghanistan, they said.

SSP (Operations) Gohar Nafees said the police action had prevented a "major terror attack" in Multan as Saifullah had come to the region to target sensitive installations.

He said Saifullah was wanted for the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.

International cricket in Pakistan has been suspended since a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March 2009.

The attack left eight persons dead and seven Sri Lankan players and their assistant coach injured. (Source: Daily News and Aanlysis)
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  • Rajan Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:27 PM

    Three mangoes with one stone. Kill your rival claiming he is the killer. Get good name for upholding "law and order". Also close the case and the headache that comes with it.

    Ahmedh Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:58 AM

    Just a drama to close the case

    Ahmedh Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:53 AM

    Just a drama to close the case...

    Thushara Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:11 AM

    Thatz good..Otherwise you have to suffer a lot!!!

    shiranee Fernando Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:06 AM

    One by One if not all at once,this menace got to be eradicated !

    jacoob Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:19 AM

    In a similar way terrorists who staged attacks on civilians will also be neutralised.

    Wara Thursday, 02 August 2012 05:36 AM

    Case closed !!!!

    Wara Thursday, 02 August 2012 05:38 AM

    Others too will be killed in cross fire or some other thing. leaned from SL I guess.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 02 August 2012 05:13 PM

    Good News for the day and congrats to Punjab Police. .

    Bikechain Bubbleband Thursday, 02 August 2012 05:17 PM

    Good show and brave action taken by the Punjabees. People who carries swords should be slottered with swords, this is the theory.

    Godagampala Rohana Thursday, 02 August 2012 05:20 PM

    Well done Sir. We honour your braveness, though it is late the good job was done finally.


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