CTD kills two suspected terrorists in Gujranwala encounter

CTD kills two suspected terrorists in Gujranwala encounter

Gujranwala (Staff Report): The Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel killed two terrorists during a shootout in Gujranwala, a CTD spokesperson said on Sunday.

According to the spokesperson, the suspected terrorists belonged to a banned outfit and were gunned down in an exchange of fire. The deceased, identified as Abdur Rehman and Kashif Langra, said to be wanted for their involvement in attacks on security forces and kidnapping of local and foreign citizens, he added.

The CTD also claimed that the two alleged terrorists were residing in Zeeshan’s, , who was killed in Sahiwal on Saturday, house in Lahore.

On Saturday, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) killed four people, including parents and their teenage daughter near Qadirabad.

Khalil, a resident of Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, his wife Nabeela, their 13-year-old daughter, and their neighbour, Zeeshan, were on their way to a wedding in Burewala when they were killed in firing on their car near the toll plaza on GT Road in the Qadirabad area.

Three children in the car survived. Khalil and Nabeela's minor son sustained a bullet injury while their two other daughters remained unhurt.

According to an initial medical examination, Khalil sustained 13 bullet wounds in his chest and head, his wife Nabeela sustained four, Zeeshan was found to have 10 bullet injuries; and Areeba, six bullets.

CTD officials said those killed in the shooting were terrorists belonging to a proscribed militant organisation, Daesh. The CTD spokesperson identified one of them, Zeeshan, as an active member of the banned outfit, explaining that the terrorists used to travel with families to avoid police checking.

After Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar’s ordered, the CTD personnel have been taken into custody on Saturday evening.