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Former LeT commander shot dead in Pakistan

world Updated: Feb 20, 2010 19:08 IST

Former LeT commander Muaz alias Omar Kundi, who allegedly masterminded the May 2009 attack on the Lahore ISI headquarters, has been shot dead by Pakistani law enforcement personnel.

Intelligence agencies located Dr Mauz in Faisalabad city of Punjab province on the basis of information provided by one of his close associates who was arrested recently, a senior police officer in Faisalabad said.

The officer said authorities used the detained associate to convey a message to Dr Mauz that he should provide weapons for carrying out an attack on the ISI office in Faisalabad, located about 100 km from Lahore.

When Mauz and his accomplice Adil came in a rickshaw to supply the weapons yesterday, they were intercepted and killed by commandos hardly a kilometre from the ISI office on University Road, also called State Bank Road.

"Both Mauz and Adil were killed on the spot when they tried to open fire," said the police officer, who asked not to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Muaz completed his MBBS from Punjab Medical College in Faisalabad during 2004-05. He subsequently joined the LeT and became the 'amir' (chief) of the banned group in the district.