‘Rawalpindi attack suspect’ killed in Waziristan raid
PESHAWAR: Security forces in a secret operation killed a notorious terrorist allegedly involved in the 2009 attack on General Headquarters Rawalpindi, ARY News reported.
According to sources, intelligence agencies were informed about the presence of terrorist named Iqbal in a home in Gomal area of South Waziristan, after which a secret operation with other security forces has been launched to arrest the militant.
The forces raided the area and tried to capture the accused but he opened fire. In retaliatory firing by security forces, Iqbal was killed.
The attack took place between 10-11th October, 2009 when according to the investigation of the incident ten militants wearing army uniforms attacked the GHQ in Rawalpindi.
The attack left dead four terrorists, two soldiers and three hostages, while three commando soldiers died succumbed to their injuries.
One of the captured named Muhammad Aqeel alias Dr. Usman who was later said to be the leader of the group and also the alleged mastermind of the 3rd March 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
Aqeel was hanged to death on 19th December 2014 after moratorium on executions was lifted after the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.