Bodies of three suspected terrorists found in Bhakkar


Bodies of three suspected terrorists were found in Bhakkar, nearly 30 kilometers away from a nuclear plant in Garot, Khushab district on Thursday, who police claimed were killed when their suicide jackets exploded accidently but later reports claimed that the men had been shot at close range.
According to police, the suspected terrorists were preparing suicide jackets in Chak 46-DB which detonated accidently, killing the men instantly. Bhakkar District Police Officer Saifullah Khatak said the police rushed to the spot and began investigations. He said the men were terrorists and were planning to attack the nuclear plant. He said the bodies were recovered from a deserted building which served as temporary residence for travelers.
Police officials suspected that the terrorists may have had more companions who had left the area before the police arrived as footprints of more than 12 people along with tracks of heavy vehicles could be seen at the site of the incident.
Some media reports said that the police had arrived at the spot almost 11 hours after there were reports of a blast and had initially denied the reports.
According to details, the terrorists were killed when three suicide jackets, each carrying 0.5 kg of explosives, went off.
However, Geo News reported that contrary to police claims, the suspected militants had been shot and killed.
Police have identified two of the terrorists as Mawia Tariq and Omar Irfan, both belonging to Mandi Bahauddin, and have shifted the bodies to DHQ Bhakkar for post mortem.