Major terror attack bid foiled as 7 militants killed in Pakistan
A major terror attack bid was foiled on Saturday in Pakistan as security forces killed seven militants who were plotting to attack key government installations in the country's Punjab province.
Lahore: A major terror attack bid was foiled on Saturday in Pakistan as security forces killed seven militants who were plotting to attack key government installations in the country's Punjab province.
According to the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police, it had received information that around 10 to 12 militants were planning to attack sensitive installations and buildings of law enforcement agencies.
"A CTD team along with police commandos raided a house in Chak Char Rasala Sheikhupura district some 50 km from Lahore in early hours today. The team asked them to surrender," the CTD said.
"But instead they opened fire on the raiding team which returned the fire, killing seven militants on the spot. The
remaining three managed to flee," it said.
Explosives, hand grenades, kalashnikovs a large quantity of bullets, three motorcycles and maps of sensitive buildings have been recovered from their hideout.
The CTD has shifted the bodies to a mortuary for autopsy and the outfit to which the militants belonged is yet to be ascertained.
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A senior police official said that the cause of death was yet to be ascertained but all eleven appeared to have died by suicide after consuming some chemical