High-profile TTP militant gunned down in Pakistan’s Punjab province


Pakistan’s security forces have gunned down a high-profile militant of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Punjab province, as the government intensified its offensive against the outfit following a sharp rise in terror attacks across the country.

Based on a tip-off, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police raided a TTP hideout in Khanewal, situated around 300 km from Lahore on Wednesday.

“A police team reached the spot and surrounded the militants and asked them to surrender. However, in the resultant cross-fire, a wanted militant was killed, but two others managed to flee,” the CTD said in a statement.