A Pakistani official says the head of Al-Qaeda in the country is among four militants killed in a police raid in the eastern province of Punjab.
Punjabi Home Minister Shuja Khanzada named the Al-Qaeda leader only as “Abdali” at a news conference on July 1.
Two more militants were injured in the June 29 raid on a house in the town of Ferozewala and arrested.
A huge cache of weapons — including AK-47s, rocket launchers, and suicide vests — was seized in the operation, police said.
Khanzada said the militants had all trained in Afghanistan in an Al-Qaeda camp for five months.
He added that the group was planning an attack on the offices of Pakistan’s civilian intelligence agency.