Layyah - Police killed three Al-Qaeda terrorists in a shootout in Layyah , thwarting a major terror attack, an official claimed yesterday.
According to a Counter-Terrorism Department spokesman, a team of police personnel last night raided a house in Azam Chowk in Layyah district, some 350-km from Lahore. The terrorists present in the house opened fire. The police returned the fire killing three terrorists , he said.
“Three of their accomplices, however, managed to escape,” he said, adding that huge quantity of explosives was recovered from the house.
“The slain terrorists belonged to Al-Qaeda. The law enforcement agencies have thwarted a major terrorist attack in the province,” he said.