Islamabad: The chief of the Balochistan chapter of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) sectarian extremist group was killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the wee hours of Thursday.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Salman Badeni was involved in the killing of more than 100 members of the Hazara community and policemen.
The IBO was conducted in the Killi Almas area of Quetta following information about the presence of terrorists there, said the ISPR. Two would-be suicide bombers and “a high-value target Salman Badeni, the LeJ head of Balochistan” were killed in the IBO, said the military’s media wing.
During the exchange of fire, Colonel Sohail Abid of the Military Intelligence also embraced martyrdom while four other soldiers got injured — two of them critically.
The operation was conducted as part of the ongoing targeted military operation against terrorists, codenamed Radd-ul-Fasaad.