At least four alleged terrorists, including a commander, of a proscribed outfit have been gunned down in a clash with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Sheikhupura.
On intelligence report that terrorists were going on four motorcycles, CTD established a check post near Railway track area at Ghazi Minara Bypass Sargodha Road.
The terrorists were spotted coming from Farooqabad. The security agencies personnel intercepted and signalled them to stop for security checking, however, the terrorists started firing.
The CTD raiding team retaliated and gunned down four alleged terrorists, while three accomplices fled the scene.
The CTD also claimed to have recovered weapons and ammunition, along with three kilogrammes of explosives, detonators, and other weapons. The bodies were shifted to DHQ Hospital Sheikhpura for medico-legal formalities.
CTD spokesperson said the deceased included a proscribed outfit commander Rizwan—who carried Rs3 million head money. The spokesperson said Rizwan had murdered over 300 persons hailing from across the country. He was imprisoned from 2005-2012, but he released from jail on bail. After his release, he was involved in killing over a dozen persons.
The other deceased included Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Amir (KP) Dr Shakir; he was involved in the killing of over 50 persons.
The third deceased terrorist Noor-ul-Amin—who carried Rs1 million head money—was involved in the killing of police inspector Saqlain, along with 20 others.