Three TTP operatives taken out in shootout
FAISALABAD-As many as three alleged terrorists, belonged to a banned outfit, were killed during a shootout with the Counter-Terrorism Department officials in the wee hours of Sunday.
The CTD said the shootout took place in the limits of Sandal Bar Police near bypass road.
According to a spokesperson for the Counter-Terrorism Department, the CTD police conducted an operation following a tip-off at Faisalabad bypass and spotted five terrorists, coming towards the city to attack office of a law enforcement agency.
The CTD police intercepted them and directed for surrender, however, on seeing the police, they opened indiscriminate firing on the lawmen. The CTD team retaliated and during the crossfire, three of the outlaws received serious 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 and motorcycles from the scene.
According to initial reports, these terrorists belonged to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and were planning attack in the city, the CTD spokesman claimed, adding that special teams have been formed to arrest the runaway terrorists.