In accordance with Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) of Punjab Police, it acquired intelligence experiences that some eight terrorists have been current close to river Ravi and planning to assault Shia processions within the metropolis.
‘Youm-e-Ashur’ – when Shia Muslims commemorate the historic sacrifice of Imam Hussain at Karbala – was noticed with conventional non secular solemnity amid tight safety to thrust back terror fears as authorities have taken further safety measures.
Cell phone companies on and across the route of the primary procession and different delicate areas in Lahore remained suspended.
The CTD mentioned in an announcement safety personnel and police reached the Sanda space in early hours and surrounded the terrorists who have been hiding in a home.
The police commandos requested them to give up however they opened fireplace on them. The police get together returned the fireplace and through the firing 5 terrorists have been killed and three of their accomplices managed to flee below cowl of darkness, it mentioned.
The CTD mentioned the killed terrorists belonged to Tehreeke-Taliban Pakistan. One in every of them has been recognized as Zarar, a TTP chief from Bahawalpur district of Punjab.
Explosives and weapons have been recovered from the hideout of the terrorists.
In the meantime, the Pakistan Rangers has arrested 27 suspects in several elements of Punjab.
The raids have been carried out in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, D G Khan, Lahore, Sialkot, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan.
Through the operations, unlawful weapons have been additionally recovered, the assertion mentioned, including the suspects have been being interrogated.