A terrorist wanted for alleged involvement in the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team was killed in a shootout with police in Pakistan's Punjab province.
Law enforcement agencies started checking vehicles near Ghazi Ghat bridge in Multan, 400km from Lahore, after getting a tip-off yesterday that some terrorists were bound for the city in public transport.
During the checking of a bus, a passenger tried to escape. This led to an exchange of fire with policemen and the man, identified as Abdul Ghafar alias Saifullah, was killed instantly.
Saifullah was an active member of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and also worked for a militant faction known as the "Mateeullah group.
Saifullah was wanted for the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
International cricket in Pakistan has been suspended since a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March 2009.