BAHAWALPUR: Four terrorists were killed by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), while three managed to flee during a raid near Azam Chowk in Bhawalpur on Sunday.
According to a CTD spokesperson, an exchange of fire took place between the CTD officials and the militants in which four terrorists were killed, while their three accomplices managed to escape.
The deceased were identified as Amanullah, Abdul Jabbar, Rehman Ali and Aleem. The spokesperson added that the militants were affiliated with the banned outfit Daesh.
The CTD officials also claimed to have recovered hand grenades, SMG rifles bullets and advanced weapons from the spot.
The spokesperson confirmed that the terrorists planned to carry out an attack at a religious minority’s place of worship in Bhawalpur. The killed terrorists were wanted to police in a number of terror cases.
On April 19, Sindh police had claimed to have apprehended four terrorists allegedly affiliated with the banned outfit Al-Qaeda from the Gulistan-e-Johar area of the metropolis.
Senior superintendent of police for the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Syed Irfan Ali Bahadur said the four alleged militants were apprehended during a targeted operation carried out by the Sindh Police’s SIU personnel and federal intelligence agencies.
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