December 2, 2021

Accused of former Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada’s murder shot dead

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ATTOCK: The accused involved in involved in attack on former Punjab home minister Colonel (retd) Shuja Khanzada was shot dead in an encounter with CTD.

Samaa TV quoting the CTD spokesperson, reported the operation was carried out near the highway. “We received news regarding the whereabouts of the suspects after which an operation was conducted,” he said.

During an exchange of fire between both the groups, an alleged terrorist, identified as Niaz, was killed and three others were arrested.

The CTD spokesperson said, “Niaz was involved in the suicide bomb attack on Colonel Shuja in 2015,” adding that the suspect was accused of multiple other killings as well.

The former minister was in charge of Punjab’s anti-terror campaign.

Colonel (retd) Shuja Khanzada and 12 other people were killed in 2015 in a bomb blast outside his office in Attock. The outlawed organisation Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had claimed the attack.