Quetta: Two top militants, Usman Saifullah and Shafiq-ur-Rehman, and two other militants broke away a high profile Anti-Terrorist Force Sub-jail here in Quetta on Thursday. They fled some time around midnight. The lock of their cell was found broken in the morning.
The people here fear about any untoward militant incident during Muharram procession after the break-away of these high profile militants. Security is on high alert in Quetta.
The two said militants were sentenced to death by court for the attacks on Ashura procession, Hazara Imam Baragah Kalan and Hazara Police Cadets in Quetta killing more than 150 people. The incident has taken place during the security high alert in the run up to the climax of Muharram processions.
Laskar-e-Jhangvi is a Sunni-Deobandi militant group which was formed in 1996 by a break away faction from another militant group, Sipah-e-Sahaba. These organizations are both known to have been involved in sectarian attacks throughout Pakistan.