Shia killer Haibat Khan eliminated in Pashtunistan

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Haibat Khan
Haibat Khan was a member of Sunni extremist groups Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) (Photo - News Intervention)

Terrorist Haibat Khan involved in countless Shia killings was killed in a joint operation conducted by the Pakistan Police and Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) at Dera Ismail Khan on October 7. Haibat Khan was a member of Sunni extremist groups Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and had played a key role in a number of targeted attacks on Shias. Khan was also involved in several other terrorist attacks in the South Asian region.

According to the Central Police Office, Haibat Khan was wanted in 10 cases, including murder, terrorism, and possession of illegal weapons. Police also said that a bounty of 60 million rupees had been placed on his head.

The joint operation of Pakistan Police and CTD was carried out in Dera Ismail Khan, at Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (a part of Pashtunistan, which at present lies within Pakistan). Police said that they received intelligence inputs that Haibat Khan was hiding in the area. Soon a team of police and CTD officers raided the house where Haibat Khan was hiding, and a gun battle ensued. Haibat Khan was killed in the exchange of gunfire.

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