Pakistani forces rescue SHC chief justice's son; 7 lashkar members killed

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani troops early July 19 rescued the kidnapped son of Sindh High Court Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, killing three kidnappers in Tank District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said July 19.

The kidnappers were transferring Owais Shah -- who was abducted in June in Karachi -- to another location when security forces halted the vehicle near Tank and killed the abductors, ISPR said.

Al-Qaeda and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) committed the kidnapping, the ISPR said, according to Geo News.

Authorities flew Shah to Karachi and reunited him with his family.

Meanwhile, a remote-controlled bomb July 18 in Upper Dir, KP, killed at least seven members of a peace lashkar (counter-terrorism volunteer force) who were returning home by car from a jirga (council), police said.

The dead included a tehsil concillor, Zahir Shah, Geo News reported.

Karachi police July 18 killed four terrorists in a gun battle, Geo News reported.

Karachi police on the same day arrested seven suspected members of the Baba Ladla gang in Lyari, police said.

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