SHEIKHUPURA-Six suspected terrorists were killed in a shootout with the Counter-Terrorism Department here near Faisalabad Bypass Road late the other night. Three other terrorists managed to escape from the scene, taking advantage of the darkness, reported a private TV.

According to the channel, the Counter-Terrorism Department personnel deployed at Faisalabad Bypass Road intercepted a suspected car and two motorcycles. Upon this, the suspected terrorists opened fire, which the CTD personnel retaliated, killing six of them on the spot while three of their accomplices managed to flee the scene. According the CTD, the terrorists were linked with a banned organisation.

The CTD also recovered three Kalashnikovs, three pistols and two kg of explosives were recovered from them. According to reports, they were going to target forces and they were from a banned outfit. The CTD launched a search operation in the area to nab the runaway terrorists.