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6 terrorists killed in encounter in Pak’s Punjab


Lahore : At least six militants were killed today in a shootout with police in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

The shootout took place in the province’s Okara city, about 120 kms from here.

District Police Officer (DPO) Faisal Rana said that police raided the area following a tip-off that six suspected militants were hiding in the area, Radio Pakistan reported.

An encounter occurred when police officials reached the spot. Six militants were killed and two security personnel injured in the exchange of fire, Rana added.

Police claimed to have recovered a cache of explosives and detonators along with a map of the DPO’s office from the militants’ hideout.

In April, the Pakistan Army launched a targeted operation against militants in Punjab, days after a deadly attack in Lahore in which at least 70 people were killed and over 200 injured when a suicide bomb ripped through a crowded park in Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter in March.

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