Four militants killed in Sheikhupura encounter
LAHORE: Four terrorists affiliated to banned outfit were killed in exchange of fire with personnel of Counter Terrorism Department late on Wednesday night.
According to details, the CTD team received credible information that 7-8 terrorists are present in the vicinity of Oil Depot, Machike, Sheikhupura, and are planning to attack sensitive installations.
The team raided their hideout and ordered them to surrender. The terrorists started firing at the team which defended itself.
Four militants were killed and three-four terrorists fled the scene, taking advantage of darkness.
The terrorists killed in the shootout were affiliated to the proscribed organizations, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
Three kilograms of explosives with detonators, two Kalashnikovs, two pistols, ammunition and two motorcycles were recovered from the site of encounter.
According to the spokesman for CTD, the terrorists were planning a major attack on the oil depot.