Pakistan kills senior Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant in Baluchistan raid

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QUETTA:Pakistan’s military has killed a senior member of militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi(LeJ) along two suicide bombers in a raid in baluchistan, the army’s media wing said on Thursday.

A military intelligence officer was killed and four other soldiers wounded during the operation targeting Salman Badeni, the Baluchistan region chief of LeJ, on the outskirts of provincial capital Quetta.

Badeni had been “involved in killings of over 100 innocent personnel of Hazara Community and police”, the army said in a statement.

The military also released pictures of a blood-spattered militant laying dead on the ground, along with photos of ammunition and what appears to be bomb-making material.

Earlier this month members of the Hazara community went on a hunger strike in Quetta to protest a recent spate of killings targeting them and to demand greater protection in the resource-rich province.— AFP

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