KHANEWAL/LAHORE/KLORE KOT: The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) killed four suspected terrorists belonging to a banned outfit in Jehanian on Monday.
Sources revealed that CTD teams were conducting a raid at the hideout of the suspected terrorists in Jahanian area of Khanewal when they were fired upon by the suspects holed up inside. In the ensuing exchange of fire, four terrorists were killed while CTD officials remained unhurt, according to sources.
Reports said that four other terrorists escaped from the scene taking advantage of darkness.
CTD officials recovered 10kg explosives, hand grenades and several weapons from the hideout. Meanwhile, three suspected robbers were killed while as many are said to have escaped in police encounters in Pattoki and Sira-e-Mughal areas of Punjab.
According to Kasur District Police Officer, the slain robbers were involved in more than 40 incidents of robberies.
Nine suspects were arrested in Klore Kot’s Hyderabad Thal and Dhuleywala areas on Monday night. During the operation security forces searched 53 houses and in addition to arrests, recovered drugs and weapons.
In another operation, at least three suspects were taken into custody during police search operation in different parts of Lahore on Sunday night.
The search operation was carried out in various localities of Garden Town and Liquarabad areas during which identity documents of the residents were check.
The biometric device was also used in house-to-house search during which three suspects who failed to produce any identity document were arrested. The arrested persons were shifted to police station for further investigation.