CTD nicks four operatives of banned outfit

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four suspected terrorists, belonging to an outlawed outfit in a raid here in the provincial metropolis.

According to a CTD spokesperson, the raid was conducted following a tip-off about the presence of the militants of the banned organisation in Mohlanwal Road area.

The arrested suspects were identified as Mohammad Mushtaq, Samiullah, Adil Jamal and Usama Khalid, all residents of Karachi.

The spokesperson said that a hand grenade, safety fuses and other explosive material were recovered from their possession. The militants have been shifted to an undisclosed location for further interrogation.

Meanwhile, an FIR has been lodged against the terror suspects at the CTD police station. The suspects were planning to attack law enforcement agencies, the FIR said.

On Sept 10, the CTD had arrested three terrorists of a proscribed organisation during an operation (IBO) in Lahore.

The CTD spokesperson said the terrorists were arrested during an operation in Ideal Park area of Township in Lahore and added that they belonged to a banned organisation, and were planning to target the law enforcement agencies and sensitive installations.

 

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