Pakistani authorities kill 12 militants, suspend citizenship of 2,021 people

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- At least 12 suspected militants, five security personnel were killed in separate incidents of violence in Pakistan, while army chief signed death warrants of 10 hardcore terrorists, media reported.

Eight suspected terrorists of al-Qaeda and Taliban were killed in Punjab's district of Dera Ghazi Khan, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police said, Geo News reported October 14. Three other suspects were also arrested during the operation.

Four other suspected militants of a banned outfit were killed during an overnight Rangers' raid in Gadap area of Karachi October 13, Dawn reported.

Separately, a police officers was gunned down in Karachi, Dunya TV reported October 14. Another policemen was gunned down in Peshawar October 14, according to SAMAA.

Three more security personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) were shot dead and another wounded in terrorists attack October 14 in Quetta, SAMAA reported.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif October 13 signed death warrants of 10 hardcore terrorists of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) convicted by military courts, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, according to SAMAA.

The condemned terrorists were involved killing of innocent civilians, polio workers, NGO employees and security personnel, the ISPR added.

Separately, Pakistan's national data base registration authority (NADRA) temporarily suspended the citizenship of 2,021 individuals, including some religious leaders, for having links with militants, Geo News reported October 13.

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