The injured officers of Elite security forces are being giving medical aid in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. The injured officers are patriotic for their nation, whereas while talking to the media they said they will be always ready to fight against terrorism and protect their nation.
Shuja Khanzada, while speaking to the media said that the terrorists were local ans were residing in the house for 1.5 months.
Two have been gunned down, whereas one or two others have managed their way out and one has been arrested in an injured codition. There was no women inside the house, revealed Khanzada.
The terrorists were planning for a major attacks, the sources revealed.
Two of the terrorists have been killed , one was killed when the forces were firing from outside the house, whereas another was gunned down when the forces entered the house.
Search inside the house is underway. police have cordoned off the surrounding area of the house and has started a detailed investigation.
The Elite forces claims that the Lahore operation has finally come to an end. The officials have cleared the house and the compound from the existence of the terrorists.
The sources revealed that the house with the existence of the terrorists is only 2.5 kilometer away from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s house.
The security forces revealed that the particular lead was tipped off by the Federal Govt. instead of the security or intelligence forces.
The sources revealed that the Elite forces fired 10 hand grenades inside the compound of the house for making their entrance possible.
The security forces have entered inside the house. Firing from the militant side has ceased down.
Aaj News reporter reveals that the firing have ceased down and the officials have entered inside the house, whereas a search operation of the house has been started .
Sources reveals that the all the militants have been gunned down, but it is not yet confirmed.
50 Elite security officials manage their way inside the compound. Hand grenades thrown inside the compound to move back the terrorists, so the officals could easily take their places.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is being kept constantly updated regarding the incident.
The final procedure of clearing out the terrorist hide out begins.
Elite forces fire tear gas shells inside the house, after which they are managing their way inside the house and the compound.
Militants abruptly opens fire on the security forces officials.
Firing by the militants continues.
SP Malik Awais reveals that the situation is still not in control and the forces are trying to figure out the numer of terrorists accommodated in the compound. Yet no details can be ascertained.
“We have not entered the house and cannot say how many suspected militants are inside the house,” he says.
11: 05 am
Militants have suicide jackets with them, a suspect showed up by the forces.
Six Elite officials injured during exchange of fire.
Punjab Chief Minister pays a tribute to the deceased soldier and the injured officials, whereas he asks the authorities to aid them with best medical facilities.
The forces revealed that the terrorist belongs the a banned outfit, Al Qaeda group, whereas they shifted here around 3 months ago alon with the family.
The security forces had no lead of weapons being transferred at their house . The operation is being led on a specific lead given by the elite forces.
10: 25 am
Law enforcement agencies revealed that 85 percent of the operation has been done. The forces have entered into the final stage. Majority of the terrorists have been killed and the house will be claimed clear in few hours.
More troops from the security forces have been called in to assist the operation.
Sources revealed that the house in which the militants are accommodating belongs to Dr. Manzoor.
The owner has been arrested by the the intelligence forces for interrogation.
Preliminary interrogation with Dr. Manzoor reveals that he is a farmer and lives in a nearby village.
Investigation further revealed that there is family who is residing inside this house, including women and children.
Federal Minister Khanzada says that the forces are being ordered to arrest the militants alive, if possible.
Firing from the militant side starts again. The operation still continues after prolonged eight hours.
Minister for Anti-Terrorism Colonel Shuja Khanzada revealed the presence of women and children inside the house.
Three rockets have also been fired on the elite forces.
Security forces are using megaphones to communicate with the militants inside the house, whereas also announced the locals of the area to remain inside their houses.
Two High officials of intelligence agencies are leading the Lahore operation.
Exchange of fire between the militants and the elite forces has ceased down for a while. but the sources revealed that the house has not been claimed clear yet.
LAHORE: An Elite force official was killed in an exchange of fire which took place between the security forces and the heavily armed militants on Raiwind Road, Aaj News reported.
According to the reports, the security forces while following a lead of militants presence in a house located on Raiwind Road landed there and surrounded the house. The security forces had a shoot down there in which the militants used heavy arms to manage their escape. The shoot out began at 2:00 am at night and is still going on.
During the shoot out, the militants gunned down an Elite security official, whose identification has not been revealed yet.
SP Zahid Marwat, while speaking on the media said that they have called extra security forces to cope up from the situation. Yet, no other claims can be given in regard to the incident. He further mentioned that they will only be able to reveal any specific information regarding the terrorist association, once they enter the compound and get to know from where and which group they belong and what kind of weapons they are using. But, for now heavy shoot out is being carried on from both sides.