Security forces killed 8 terrorists in central Province of Punjab, says Pakistan

14 October 2016, 09:55 AM
Pakistan Police (Pic: Getty)
Pakistan Police (Pic: Getty)

Pakistan says security forces, acting on a tip, raided a militant hideout in the central province of Punjab and subsequently killed eight militants during a shootout at the scene.

The Punjab Counterterrorism Department says the shootout took place late yesterday near the town of Dera Ghazi Khan. It says officers asked the militants to surrender but they started firing.

The statement also says the security forces returned fire and when the firing stopped, they found eight bodies of "terrorists." It says three other militants managed to flee from the scene and that a search is underway to trace and arrest them. 

First Published: Friday, October 14, 2016 09:52 AM
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