Ten terrorists killed in Lahore encounter

Lahore [Pakistan], Apr. 8 : As many as ten terrorists involved in a suicide blast on Lahore's Mall Road have been killed in an encounter with Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel in Manawan, sources told Geo News late Friday.

As many as 14 persons, including senior police officers, were killed on February 13 when a suicide bomber hit close to the Punjab Assembly in Lahore where hundreds of chemists had gathered to protest a new drug regulation.

The powerful explosion also left over 50 people injured. Those killed included DIG Traffic Capt (R) Mobin and SSP Zahid Mehmood Gondal. Days after the attack, the CTD personnel had apprehended an alleged facilitator identified as Anwarul Haq.

On Haq's revelation, the law enforcers also apprehended some other suspects. The alleged encounter comes days after another attack on a van carrying census staffers in Lahore which resulted in killing of six people and injuries to 15 others.

Source: ANI