BAHAWALPUR: At least five alleged terrorists of banned outfit were killed in exchange of fire with the personnel of counter terrorism department (CTD) on late Monday night.

According to CTD sources, on a tip-off about presence of eight terrorists of banned Tehrik-e-Taliban in jungle near Bahawalpur By-pass the CTD personnel from Multan and Bahawalpur cordoned off the area. The terrorists hiding in the jungle hurled hand grenades at the CTD officials and also opened fire.

The raiding party returned the fire as a result five terrorists were killed, while three of them managed to escape. Sources said that the dead terrorists are aged between 30 to 50 years and were planning to attack institutions of law enforcement agencies.

Two hand grenades, Kalashnikovs and pistols were recovered from the dead terrorists. The dead bodies were shifted to Victoria Hospital.