LAHORE:  Four terrorists were killed in an operation by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday night at Manawan, arms and explosives were also recovered.

According to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Punjab police, seven terrorists attacked a CID team in Manawan area of Lahore where offices of the department are located.

"The police team which came under attack of terrorists returned the fire, killing four of them on the spot while the remaining three managed to escape by taking advantage of darkness," a CTD spokesman said.

Sources said these terrorists were involved in Moon Market blast and attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team. There were total of seven terrorists who attacked CTD team, but four of them were killed and three fled from the scene.

The dead terrorists were identified as Zubair alias Naik Muhammad, Abdul Wahab, Adnan Arshad and Atiqur Rehman. A search operation was being conducted for those who managed to escape, during the raid.

CTD officials said that the terrorists were involved in December 7, 2009’s Moon Market bomb blast. 54 people had lost their lives, while more than 150 were injured in the blast.

In June, the Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore had indicted six members of banned LeJ in the Sri Lankan cricket team attack case.

The LeJ suspects who were charged by the ATC were -- Obaidullah, Javed Anwar, Ibrahim Khalil, Muhammad, Wahab and Arshad.

Obaidullah, Anwar and Khalil were on bail while the remaining had been lodged in Kot Lakhpat Jail and they had pleaded not guilty.

The ATC had already declared two other suspects - Mohsin Rasheed and Abdul Rehman - proclaimed offenders.

In March 2009, a bus carrying the Sri Lankan team was allegedly attacked by the LeJ terrorists with sophisticated weapons and grenades at Liberty Chowk, near Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore.