MULTAN: At least five alleged terrorists of proscribed Jamaat-ul-Ahrar have been gunned-down during a search operation by CTD in Layyah area of Punjab.

On a tip-off, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Multan personnel raided a hideout in Layyah area on Tuesday, where the terrorists started firing at the raiding party.

The CTD personnel retaliated and gunned-down five terrorists of proscribed Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. Three terrorists managed to fled the scene.

According to sources, the terrorists were planning to attack a shrine in Multan and were waiting for the order of their commander Umar Khalid Kharasani. The CTD also recovered weapons, arms and explosives were also recovered from these terrorists.