FAISALABAD -  As many as three alleged terrorists of a banned outfit were killed during an encounter with CTD police in the limits of Sandal Bar police here on late Saturday night.

A spokesman of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) said here on Sunday that the CTD police conducted operation at Faisalabad bypass and witnessed five terrorists coming towards the City to attack an office of a law-enforcement agency.

The Counter Terrorism Department police intercepted them and directed them to surrender, on seeing the police they opened indiscriminate firing on police team.

The CTD team also retaliated and during the cross-firing three of the outlaws received bullet injuries and died on the spot, whereas their two accomplices managed to escape from the scene under the cover of darkness.

The CTD police recovered weapons, explosive material, detonators, prima cord, motorcycles, etc from them.

According to initial reports, these terrorists belonged to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and wanted to make terrorist attack in the City, CTD spokesman claimed, adding, that special teams had also been formed to arrest the other members.