6 IS militants killed in Pakistan police raid
Published: 10:46 AM, 11 January 2022
6 IS (Islamic State) militants have been killed in a police raid in the southwestern province of Balochistan in Pakistan.
A police operation in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, killed the militant group of IS while few more have fled.
The Balochistan branch of the Pakistani police raided an IS hideout in Quetta on a tip-off, AFP reported. The staff tried to flee from the dormitory as they sensed the presence of the police.
At that time 6 people were killed in the police firing but the rest managed to escape.
A senior Pakistani police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the dead and fugitives were all members of IS-Khorasan, the Afghan branch of IS.
IS has organizations in Afghanistan as well as in Pakistan. Among those killed on Monday was Asghar Solomon, head of IS's Balochistan branch. The price of the head was announced as 2 million Pakistani rupees by the country's government earlier.
Earlier (December 26), a Yemeni man linked to the militant group Islamic State (IS) was executed in Saudi Arabia for plotting to carry out a suicide attack. The Saudi Interior Ministry said the man had been executed in the capital, Riyadh.
The Gulf state has one of the highest execution rates in the world. Since the end of 2014, Saudi Arabia has been the target of a number of IS deadly shootings and bombings.
A statement from the country's Interior Ministry said Daesh, a local IS operative, had said that Mohammed al-Saddam, a Yemeni national, had planned to carry out attacks on civilians in crowded areas at the behest of the Daesh terrorist organization.