Unknown assailants left the bodies of the six abducted barbers from Punjab riddled with bullets in the fields near Mir Ali Bazar, where they operated hair-cutting shops. This grim find strongly indicated a terrorist incident. The police, however, did not acknowledge responsibility. Operations involving an exchange of fire revealed that these individuals were planning high-profile attacks and actively engaging security forces. The operations also led to the recovery of arms, as reported by the ISPR.
Terrorist Attack Claims Lives of Six Barbers in Mir Ali Bazar: Security Forces Engage in Operations to Counter Threats
Unknown armed men kidnapped six barbers from Punjab on Monday night, and people found their lifeless bodies in the fields near Mir Ali Bazar the following Tuesday morning. Authorities transported the victims, identified as barbers from Dera Ghazi Khan, to Mir Ali Hospital. DP and Ruhan Zeib Khan characterized the incident as an act of terrorism, stating that they had taken custody of the bodies and would send them to their respective native areas after legal proceedings.
A Miran Shah journalist informed an American broadcasting organization that the six deceased barbers were all from Punjab. The police sources revealed that the victims hailed from Chhabreen Zareen and Pir Adil areas of Dera Ghazi Khan, with names including Rehab (son of Ali Muhammad), Irfan (son of Muhammad Ibrahim), Sajjad (son of Haji Musa), Kashif (son of Beu), Tariq (son of Nasir), and Shahid (son of Manzoor). Despite police officials and local tribal leaders confirming no claims of responsibility from any individual or group. An investigation into the incident has commenced.
Counterterrorism Operation in North Waziristan: Forces Neutralize Four, Thwart High-Profile Attack
Concurrently, security forces carried out an operation in North Waziristan based on information about terrorist presence. The operation resulted in the killing of four terrorists, including a suicide bomber, engaged in planning a high-profile attack. The forces, as per ISPR, are actively conducting a sine die operation to eradicate any remaining terrorists in the area. Demonstrating their determination to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.