Two elite force men injured in firing near Lal Masjid


ISLAMABAD: Two elite force personnel were injured when unknown assailants opened fire on them in the downtown area of Islamabad. Elite force personnel were on routine security patrolling when they came under attack in the jurisdiction of Aabpara police station near Lal Masjid.  The injured personnel were shifted to a nearby federal government services hospital for treatment, sources added.

On the directives of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, elite force patrolling had commenced last week.

Following the incident, security has been beefed up in Islamabad ahead of the National Assembly and Senate sessions during which the federal budget would be presented.