GUJRANWALA: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), on intelligence reports, carried out an operation in Aroop area in Gujranwala yesterday. The terrorists present in the area opened fire at the raiding party which was returned by CTD personnel as a result of which three militants were killed.

Two militants managed to escape from the scene while taking advantage of the darkness. The CTD personnel have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to apprehend them.

According to CTD spokesperson, the dead terrorists belonged to a banned outfit and were planning to carry out attacks on sensitive installation in the city.

The CTD personnel also recovered two Kalashnikovs, two pistols and hundreds of bullets from the dead militants. The bodies were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital for autopsy.