A total of 102 people lost
their lives during the Lal Masjid military operation, a Pakistani official said
These include 11 officials of the law enforcement agencies and 91 civilians
both inside and outside the Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa complex in the Pakistani
capital of Islamabad, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao told a news
He said that 75 bodies were recovered from the mosque and the seminary. And
three bodies of students from the tribal region of Bajaur were handed over to
their relatives while 71 had been buried at an Islamabad graveyard.
He said all the bodies were photographed, finger-printed, samples for DNA
test taken, bathed, wrapped in shrouds and buried after their funeral.
"Their graves would be identified and it would be up to their relatives
whether they want them buried there or transfer them to ancestral areas," he
Sherpao said that 248 injured were taken to hospitals including officials and
civilians. Of them, there are only 27 injured in the Pakistan Institute of
Medical Science, Islamabad while others have been discharged after first aid.
And 44 injured from the law enforcement agencies have been admitted in
military hospital in Rawalpindi, some 30 kilometers south of Islamabad.
He said that photographs of four or five persons resembled those of
foreigners but their identities would be established after DNA test and other
There were 242 people still in custody and the process of debriefing was
continuing, he said.
Sherpao said that curfew would be lifted Saturday from G-6 sector of
Islamabad and lists of all those killed, injured, under detention and released
would be displayed at the center established in the Sports Complex in Islamabad.
He said that the Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa complex would, however, remain
He said that lists of those killed, injured, under detention and released
would also be uploaded on the website of the Interior Ministry Friday