4 terrorists killed in encounter in Pakistan
LAHORE, Jan 20: Pakistani counter-terrorism officers on Saturday killed four insurgents, including two women and a local ISIS commander, in an encounter in Punjab province.
The terrorists were killed when the police officials opened fire on a vehicle in the Sahiwal district.
"A counter-terrorism department (CTD) team tried to intercept a car and a motorcycle carrying the terrorists near the Sahiwal toll plaza, however, they started firing at them and a shootout ensued," the CTD spokesperson was quoted as saying by the Geo news.
"Four people, including two women and a local ISIS commander have been killed and one child has been injured in the cross-fire," the spokesperson said.
The suspects were kidnappers and three children were recovered from them, police said.
The CTD said that the deceased were high-level targets who were also involved in the kidnapping of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son, the report said. -PTI