Islamabad: Six Taliban terrorists have been killed during a raid at their hideout in Pakistan’s Punjab province, law enforcement agencies said today.
The Counter Terrorism Department of Punjab police received information about the presence of some militants belonging to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Layyah district, some 350 kilometers from Lahore, a statement said.
“A CTD team of Multan police raided the hideout and asked the suspects to surrender but they opened fire on the police team and lobbed hand grenades at it. During the exchange of fire six terrorists were killed,” it said, adding two terrorists managed to escape taking advantage of darkness.
Two hand grenades and as many automatic rifles, scores of bullets and and other weapons were recovered from their hideout. The CTD said the terrorists planned to target the government buildings in the district. Last month the CTD killed around 20 al-Qaeda terrorists in different parts of the province.