LAHORE: A suicide bomber blew himself up and three others killed in a joint search operation carried out by police and intelligence agencies on the city’s outskirts in the early hours of Monday.
According to police, the search operation was carried out upon intelligence report regarding presence of terrorists in Rachna Town and Khan Colony near GT Road area.
During the raid, a suicide bomber blew himself up injuring nine people including a policeman.
Another terrorist was killed on the spot by police firing while two more sustained bullet wounds, who succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital.
The District Police Officer (DPO) Sheikhupura and forensic experts reached the site as the search operation continued in the area.
Three suicide vests, a rocket launcher, five Kalashnikovs, five pistols and two laptop computers besides explosives were recovered from the terrorists’ possession, claimed police.
According to our sources in LEAs, the terrorists were hiding inside the under-construction building, planning to target ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders.