Two terrorists killed in Gujranwala encounter: CTD

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GUJRANWALA: Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials killed two terrorists during a shootout in Gujranwala, a CTD spokesperson said on Sunday.

The suspected terrorists, identified as Abdur Rehman and Kashif Langra, belonged to a banned outfit and were gunned down in an exchange of fire, the spokesperson said.

The deceased were said to be wanted for their involvement in attacks on security forces and kidnapping of local and foreign citizens.

Two of their accomplices were shot dead in another encounter with the security forces in Faisalabad a few days ago, officials said.

On Saturday, four people – including a husband, wife and their teenage daughter – were killed while their minor son received bullet wounds in an alleged shootout in Sahiwal. CTD personnel said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials, nor were any explosives recovered from the vehicle.