Second strike targets FIA in Multan, frees jihadists


While much of the news from Pakistan focused on the suicide attack that leveled the Federal Investigation Agency building in Lahore, a second strike against the FIA took place under the radar. According to Geo News, an assault team freed three dangerous terrorists from a police prison in Multan. The prisoners, who were not named, were in the custody of the FIA:

Unknown assailants stormed a police station and managed to secure the release of three arrested terrorists from the police custody.

Three policemen on duty there were wounded, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), police said.

Sources privy to police said that three terrorists, who were under FIA custody, were shifted to Multan a few days ago for further interrogation.

The highly dangerous terrorists were kept in the Purana Alpa Police Station, which came under attack by the unknown gunmen today morning.

As a result of the gun-battle, three policemen were injured while attackers fled the scene after taking the arrested terrorists with them.

Police sources said that they were arrested from Lahore.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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