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Three terror suspects shot dead in DG Khan

DERA GAZI KHAN: The Rangers personnel have shot dead three terror suspects during a gun battle in Dera Gazi Khan, ARY News reported on Monday.  Security sources say the paramilitary troops carried out a raid in Sakhi Sarwar town of the district. Upon seeing the personnel, the suspected terrorists opened fire on them in a bid to escape from the scene. When the troopers returned fire, three  suspects were killed on the spot while a Rangers man received gunshot wounds. Sources said a remote controlled bomb, a suicide vest,…

Pakistan Rangers take control of Faizabad sit-in site

ISLAMABAD: As the military is yet to decide on a request by the civilian government to deploy army troops in the capital to help restore order, Pakistan Rangers, Punjab on Sunday took control of Faizabad Interchange where hundreds of activists of a religious party have camped for over 20 days. Police and the Frontier Corps personnel have been deployed at I-8 Markaz. The Rangers have cordoned off the IJP Road, Expressway, Murree Road and the Faisal Avenue. On Sunday morning, smoke billowed from the charred remains of a…

27 terror suspects rounded by Rangers in Punjab

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Rangers Punjab in coordination with other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Saturday apprehended 27 suspects besides recovering cache of illegal weapons. According to a statement issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Rangers along with IEAs in order to ensure maintenance of law and order are carrying out extensive operations in major cities. The Rangers along with police carried out patrolling and flag marches in important areas of major cities, while quick reaction forces…

DG Rangers visits areas affected by Indian firing

SIALKOT: Director General of Pakistan Rangers, Punjab Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat on Friday visited the areas which were affected by the Indian shelling from across the Working Boundary near Sialkot yesterday that left six people dead and over two dozens injured, ARY News reported. Gen. Azhar Naveed Hayat visited Harpal and four other sectors along the Working Boundary and interacted with the troops stationed there, according to a statement of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Speaking on the occasion,…

43 terror suspects rounded up in Punjab raids

LAHORE: Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) arrested 43 suspects during Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) across Punjab province on Saturday. According to state radio, Rangers, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), and Police – in various IBOs – rounded up as many as 43 suspects from Lahore, Faisalabad, and Dera Ghazi Khan (DG Khan). The state radio, quoting the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)’s statement, said that huge stockpile of illegal weapons and ammunition were also recovered from their possession.…

Security forces round up 42 suspected facilitators in Punjab, ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Forty two suspected facilitators of terrorists were apprehended in joint operations carried out by Pakistan Rangers Punjab and Counter Terrorism Department of Punjab police in Punjab province. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army’s media wing, the personnel of paramilitary troops and CTD police conducted operations against terrorists and their facilitators in Punjab province. “During the last 48 hours, 42 suspects were apprehended from Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Lahore. The…

Rawalpindi: Two ‘terrorists’ killed in encounter with LEAs

RAWALPINDI: Two suspected terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Wah Cantt area in the wee hours of Monday, ARY News reported. Acting on a tip-off, the LEAs conducted a raid in the area. Sensing arriving of the security personnel, the terrorists opened fire at LEA personnel and in retaliation, two suspects were killed, sources said. The terrorists were identified as Sifatullah and Muhammad Abbas who had taken refuge in the area. The LEAs have also claimed to recover…

No more no-go areas exist in country: Punjab Rangers

DERA GHAZI KHAN: Commandant of Pakistan Rangers, Punjab, Brigadier Arshad Mehmood says more than 250 criminals had been arrested and 10 terrorists had so far been killed in the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in last 45 days in DG Khan. Addressing a press conference here, the senior Rangers official said no more no-go areas exist in the country anymore. Mentioning the law enforcers operation in DG Khan, he said the government’s writ in the tribal area near Dera Ghazi Khan was missing, but security operations have helped in…

LHC summons govt reply over special powers to Rangers in Punjab

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday heard a petition seeking special powers to Rangers in Punjab, ARY News reported.  A petition stipulating that a nationwide operation against terrorists has been underway under National Action Plan (NAP) but contrary to the power of Rangers in other provinces, the provincial government of Punjab has restricted the Rangers’ authority. The petitioner urged special powers to be granted to Rangers in Punjab to achieve major breakthrough in the fight against terrorists. The petition…