Four Al-Qaeda terrorists killed near Lahore

11:44 AM | 29 Jun, 2015
Four Al-Qaeda terrorists killed near Lahore
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LAHORE (Staff Report) – At least four terrorists belonging to Al-Qaeda were killed during a joint search operation by law enforcement agencies and police in Ferozwala near Lahore on early Monday morning, local media reported.

Police sources said, "intelligence agencies raided a three-storey house in Imamia Colony, Ferozewala, on a credible intelligence report and surrounded the house,” the official said.

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“The terrorists opened fire when police and agency officials raided their house leading to a gun battle,” the source said.

Further, the official said, “One of the militants blew himself up, injuring three of his accomplices and a police official.”

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“Officials from the Counter Terrorism Department also reached shortly after and assisted in the fighting which resulted in the killing of the three other terrorists” the official added.

Police and Counter Terrorism Department force have cordoned off the vicinity and a search and sweep operation is underway in the adjoining areas, including Imamia colony, Pathan colony and Raheem colony.

"The terrorists wanted to target the important personalties and buildings in provincial capitals", the police official further revealed.

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Three suicide vests, a rocket, five kalashnikov rifles, five pistols and two laptops besides explosives were recovered from the terrorists possession.