Sheikhupura (Staff Report): Counter Terrorism Department claimed that eight terrorists belonged to a banned outfit were killed in a shootout in Sheikhupura in the early hours of Thursday.

According to CTD officials, a raid was conducted in Sheikhupura's Narang Mandi area following a tip-off, which led to an exchange of gunfire with terrorists.

CTD official stated that the killed terrorist were said to be affiliated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. The deceased could not be immediately identified.

Two CTD personnel were also reportedly injured in exchange of gunfire.

3 kg explosives, suicide vests, three Kalashnikovs, five handguns and several live rounds were also recovered from the scene. Officials added that three to four terrorists managed to flee during the encounter.

The bodies of terrorists and injured personnel were shifted to hospital.

The killed terrorists were planning to target key places in the city.