Youhanabad churches blasts: Suspected militants killed while trying to escape police custody

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Yuhanabad churches attacks

LAHORE: Suspects involved in Youhanabad churches attacks killed during an escape attempt.

According to media reports, three militants suspected of connected to suicide attacks on two churches had been killed during a failed escape attempt. These three militants were in police custody when they attempted to breakout.

In line with details provided by the Police, these three militants were taken to a village in the suburbs of Lahore to recover suicide vests and weapons, and subsequently, the detainees tried to escape as they returned but were killed.

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Haider Ashraf, a senior police official says, “The attackers opened fire on police to try to release the terrorists. Police returned fire and the three militants were killed during the exchange of fire.”

These three suspects were hooked by the police on August 4, earlier this year along with two others. These militants were suspected to have been involved in the twin suicide attacks on two churches in Lahore’s Youhanabad district in March.

As a result of these twin suicide attacks, at least 17 people were killed whereas, more than 70 were wounded. Taliban claimed the responsibility of the attacks afterwards.

Conversely, Police says, two of their officers have sustained injuries during the clash
the attackers, who tried to flee. Nabeela Ghazanfar Punjab police spokeswoman later verified the details of the incident.