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07 Nov 2020 | 11:51 AM UTC

Pakistan: Al-Qaeda militants killed in counter-terrorism operation in Punjab province November 7

Pakistan News Alert

Al-Qaeda militants killed in counter-terrorism operation in Choti Bala (Punjab province) November 7; highlights risk of terrorism

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/10/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Punjab province


Pakistani police reported the killing of two alleged Al-Qaeda militants in Choti Bala (Punjab Province) on Saturday, November 7. The group was reportedly preparing to strike targets in the district of Dera Ghazi Khan. Two other militants reportedly escaped during the operation, where multiple weapons and ammunition were seized. Authorities report that the security operation is ongoing.

Further counter-terrorism operations in Pakistan are possible over the near term.  


Individuals should monitor local media sources for further updates on the incidents and associated security operations. Those in Pakistan are advised to exercise a high level of vigilance given the threat from terrorism and immediately report any suspicious items or activity to security forces.


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