The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have gunned down four alleged Tehreek-e-Taliban terrorists in an encounter near Sagian Bridge, hours after a truck blast ripped through the area late Monday.
The CTD set up a check post near Sagian Pull on an intelligence report that six to seven terrorists of banned outfit will enter Lahore from Sheikhupura. When the CTD
personnel asked a vehicle to stop at the check post, the terrorists present in the vehicle opened fire. The CTD personnel returned the fire as a result four terrorists were killed while three other managed to escape.
CTD claimed to have recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from the custody of the slain terrorists who are said to be affiliated with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
A CTD spokesperson said around six to seven terrorists were attempting to enter Lahore.
A heavy contingent of police was called in the area to launch search operations for apprehending the absconding accomplices of the slain terrorists.