BAHAWALPUR- Police today claimed to have shot dead three terrorists of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan during a shootout in Uch Sharif.

The police said that the suspects had escaped from custody in Nowshera Jadeed Police Station. The police chased the terrorists and an exchange of fire took place near Bakhri in which the three terrorists were killed. According to police the suspects were involved in the killing of a cop and a volunteer during Taraweeh prayer duty.

The killed terrorists, belonging to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, have been identified as Qari Nazeer Ahmed, Ahsanullah Fahd, and Ghulam Hassan.