NANKANA SAHIB - Five suspected terrorists were gunned down in a shootout with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) while two others made good their escape from the scene.

The incident occurred in Chak Nodah, tehsil Shah Kot of Nankana Sahib District late the other night.

According to the CTD officials, acting on a tip-off, the Law Enforcement personnel carried out a raid on a house in Chak Nodah. However, as soon the outlaws sighted the LEAs personnel, they started indiscriminate firing which the latter retaliated. A shootout ensued which lasted for quite some time as a result five terrorists were killed while two others managed to flee the scene under the cover of darkness.

The CTD also recovered two motorcycles, a huge cache of ammunition and weapons, two kg of explosive material and 13-feet-long explosive line from the spot.

According to the CTD officials, the terrorists belonged to a banned organisation.

However, identity of the slain suspects could not be ascertained immediately.

Agencies/Monitoring