Seven extremists killed in police shootout
Seven Islamist extremists were killed in a shootout in Pakistan’s wealthy Punjab province as police raided the group suspected of launching attacks on security posts. Gunfire erupted between police and 10 suspected militants in a house where the group was holed up. Police said the seven dead were killed by bullets from their own men. Police said the Islamists belonged to the Pakistani branch of the Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the banned sectarian group Lashkare-Jhangvi.