SHEIKHUPURA – Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has claimed to have killed four terrorists of banned outfits during a search operation in district Sheikhupura.

On Tuesday, after receiving a tip-off, CTD officials had raided a hideout of eight terrorists affiliated with banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Spotting the police, the criminals opened fire on the law enforcement officials, prompting them to retaliate.

CTD has claimed that when the firing stopped, bodies of four terrorists were found lying at the location of an oil depot. These terrorists were believed to have been gunned down by their accomplices who managed to escape from the scene.

Three 3-kg explosives, two Kalashnikov, two pistols, several bullets and two motorcycles were also recovered from their possession.