Guwahati: Pakistan's security forces on Friday gunned down at least five suspected militants of the outlawed Balochistan Republican Army and claimed to have thwarted a terrorist attack in the country's Punjab province.
It has been reported that the militants were also involved in the killing of five personnel of the law enforcement agencies.
The intelligence-based operation (IBO) was jointly conducted by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Punjab's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in an area of Rajanpur district, 400 km away from Lahore, on Friday.
As per reports, a major terrorism bid was averted when the security forces received a tip-off that eight heavily-armed terrorists were present at Arbi Tibba road in Rajanpur and were planning to attack government installations and law enforcement agencies in the province.
Five terrorists were killed in the encounter while three managed to escape, they stated.
Notably, the killed militants were identified as Ghulam Hussain, Master Ali, Ramzan, Dost Muhammad, and Atta Muhammad.
It is to be mentioned that a bomb disposal squad was called to analyze one improvised explosive device, three submachine guns, two pistols, four kgs explosives, four detonators, and ammunition that have been recovered from their possession.
According to an investigation, the terrorists had been involved in the last year's attacks on the security personnel in which five officials were killed.