Seven terrorists of banned outfits were killed in a shootout with a local police team in Sheikhupura late Tuesday night.
According to officials of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), at least 12 terrorists belonging to the banned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) were heading to Sharaqpur when a trade of fire took place between them and a police team. Of those terrorists, seven were killed in the encounter but the rest managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness. The police team however seized two kilogrammes of explosive material from the possession of the terrorists. Following the incident, law enforcement agencies began a search operation in the surrounding areas.