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Inside minister warns of extra terror incidents in Islamabad

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed
Inside Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Tuesday warned of extra terrorism-related incidents within the federal capital after a policeman was shot useless and two others have been injured at a check-point.

The Monday night time gun battle, through which two militants have been additionally shot useless, began when two gunmen using a bike opened fireplace on a police check-point within the neighborhood of the Karachi Firm police station.

“This was not an incident of dacoity or theft. Terrorists opened fireplace on them [police officials]. It is a sign for us that terror incidents have began happening in Islamabad,” he mentioned whereas talking to journalists after the martyred police official’s funeral prayers.

The inside minister mentioned authorities wanted to stay alert, as he famous the incident was “purely of terrorism”. Rasheed mentioned the authorities had tracked down the “sleeper cell” of the terrorists via their motorbike.

“Islamabad police and different forces are on alert.”

Shahid Zaman, a senior Islamabad Police official, additionally instructed AFP the incident was “an act of terrorism”.

The martyred police official has been recognized as Head Constable Munawwar, whereas the injured embrace Amin and Rashid, a spokesperson for the police mentioned.

The spokesperson added that the wounded officers acquired remedy on the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

“That is the primary terror-related incident within the nation […] however police, via this encounter, have proved that they’re prepared to put down their lives it doesn’t matter what comes their means,” the inside minister added.