CTD foils 'major' terror bid in Lahore


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LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) late Sunday claimed to have foiled a major terror attack and killed two suspected terrorists belonging to a banned outfit near the Saggian Bridge vicinity.

The CTD acted upon intelligence reports received about four members of a banned terrorist organisation entering Lahore and planning to attack sensitive installations, officials said.

Four motorcyclists opened fire on the CTD personnel when they were stopped late at night near Saggian Bridge. The retaliatory firing by security forces killed two terrorists, however, two of their accomplices managed to escape, the CTD said.

Explosives, detonators, primacords, Kalashnikov, pistol, and other arms were seized from the possession of the slain suspects.

“A search operation is under way to find the terrorists who fled,” a CTD spokesperson said. 

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