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Six militants killed near Khanewal

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MULTAN: The counter-terrorism department (CTD) on Wednesday raided the hideout of and killed six suspected millitants allegedly plotting to attack state institutions.

The raid took place near Jehanian tehsil of Khanewal district where the CTD Multan, while acting on a tip-off raided the hideout of the militants. However, the suspects fired at the police officers which ensued a gun battle.

As a result six militants were shot dead, while three others managed to escape due to darkness. Police recovered two improvised devices, two automatic rifles and several maps of the sensitive installations and offices of the state institutions.

CTD officials said the suspects reportedly belonged to a proscribed outfit and were plotting to attack several state institutions. Their bodies were shifted to District Hospital Khanewal for post-mortem and other legal procedures.

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