Six Taliban militants who were plotting to attack offices of Pakistani law enforcement agencies were on Sunday killed by security forces in Sheikhupura district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. A team of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) along with police raided the hideout of terrorists in Sheikhupura, about 50 km from here, early Sunday morning after intelligence reports that about 10 terrorists were planning to attack the offices of law enforcement agencies in Shiekhupura and Lahore.
“During the raid, the terrorists opened fire and the security forces retaliated. Six terrorists were killed in the firing,” the CTD said.
Three terrorists managed to escape from the spot, the CTD said, adding that the militants were members of the banned Tahreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. Explosives, three AK-47 rifles, three pistols and two motorcycles were recovered from the hideout.