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Malik Ishaq: Pakistan Sunni militant chief dies in shootout

Malik Ishaq: Pakistan Sunni militant chief dies in shootout
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Police in Pakistan say the leader of the banned Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has been shot dead.

Malik Ishaq was arrested last week in connection with a series of sectarian killings.

Supporters target convoy

Police say he died when a group of armed supporters tried to liberate him from a police convoy in Punjab province.

Two of his sons also killed, along with 11 others. SIx police officers were injured.


Ishaq was on a US list of global terrorists.

The group he founded, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was behind some of the most violent recent attacks on Shia Muslims.

The related death toll runs into the hundreds.

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