Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials killed two suspected terrorists in a shootout in Gujranwala in wee hours on Sunday. The suspects, identified as Abdur Rehman and Kashif Langra, allegedly belonged to a banned outfit and were gunned down in an exchange of fire, a CTD spokesperson said, claiming that the two men were accomplices of ‘terrorist’ Zeeshan, who was killed in Sahiwal on Saturday. The deceased were wanted for their involvement in attacks on security forces and kidnapping of local and foreign citizens, he added. According to the anti-terror police department, the two alleged terrorists were residing in Zeeshan’s house in Lahore and fled when they heard the news of Zeeshan’s death in Sahiwal encounter. The CTD traced them down and killed them in a shootout, the statement said. Both the ‘terrorists’ were wearing suicide jackets, it claimed. On Saturday, four people – including a man, his wife and a teenage daughter – were killed while their minor son received bullet wounds in an alleged shootout in Sahiwal. CTD personnel said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials nor were any explosives seized from the vehicle. Published in Daily Times, January 21st 2019.