7 militants killed in Pakistan, major terror attack bid foiled

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Lahore, Jul 31: A major terror attack bid was foiled today in Pakistan as security forces killed seven militants who were plotting to attack key government installations in the country's Punjab province.

According to the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police, it had received information that around 10 to 12 militants were planning to attack sensitive installations and buildings of law enforcement agencies here.

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"A CTD team along with police commandos raided a house in Chak Char Rasala Sheikhupura district some 50 km from Lahore in early hours today. The team asked them to surrender," the CTD said.

"But instead they opened fire on the raiding team which returned the fire, killing seven militants on the spot. The remaining three managed to flee," it said.

Explosives, hand grenades, kalashnikovs a large quantity of bullets, three motorcycles and maps of sensitive buildings have been recovered from their hideout.

The CTD has shifted the bodies to a mortuary for autopsy and the outfit to which the militants belonged is yet to be ascertained.

PTI 

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