BAHAWALPUR: Four terrorists were gunned down by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), while three managed to escape during an operation carried out near Azam Chowk in Bhawalpur on Sunday.
According to a CTD official, an exchange of fire took place between the CTD officials and the militants in which four terrorists were killed. Three, however, managed to escape. The slain terrorists were identified as Amanullah, Abdul Jabbar, Rehman Ali and Aleem.
The spokesperson added that the militants were affiliated with the banned outfit Daesh and that officials had recovered hand grenades, SMG rifles and advanced weapons from the slain terrorists.
The spokesperson confirmed that the militants planned to carry out an attack at a religious minority’s place of worship.