Four Pakistani intelligence officials found dead

Major Afaq Ahmed and three of his subordinates -- Muhammad Mazhar, Mohammad Amjad, Mohammad Fiaz -- along with a civilian Maqsood Ahmed set out Friday in search of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader "Dr Arshad" after getting reports that he was hiding in Pir Chunbbal of Jhelum district, Dawn News reported.

The report, however, did not mention to which department the officials belonged.
No organisation has claimed responsibility for the killings.

Police teams from Jhelum and Chakwal earlier launched a joint operation in the area after receiving intelligence reports that a militant group was hiding in the hilly terrains of Pir Chunbbal.

The manhunt was called off at night and no arrests were made.

However, the four officials and the civilian did not report back. A search was launched, and their bodies were found Saturday in the hilly area.

Police have ordered an inquiry into the incident. One inspector, three sub-inspectors and seven constables have been suspended.

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