Three terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Lahore, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of police said on Sunday.

The exchange of fire took place when the CTD personnel carried out an intelligence-based coordinated raid early in the morning in the Ferozewala area, said the CTD in a statement.

Three terrorists, belonging to the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed during the operation, said a statement, adding that the militants were living in a rented house and were identified as Afghan nationals.

The killed militants were planning to target sensitive installations, security forces and political and religious personalities, said the statement.

During the raid, a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including suicide jackets, hand grenades, assault rifles, and maps of sensitive buildings were recovered from their residence.

The law enforcement agencies also launched an operation to arrest the accomplices of the killed terrorists.


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