12 TTP, Al-Qaeda terrorists arrested in Punjab operations

LAHORE: In a major development, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) teams have nabbed 12 terrorists in intelligence-based operations in three Punjab cities including Lahore. According to information made available by CTD officials on Friday, the arrested terrorists are belonged to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Al-Qaeda. Material used in making suicide vests and explosives were also seized during these operations, the officials said.


The CTD officials further said that the terrorists were identified during interrogation of 61 suspects. They said the terrorists were plotting to carry out sabotage in sensitive districts. Three of the terrorists were arrested from near a “restricted area” of Lahore. Cases have been lodged against these terrorists and further interrogation was underway, the CTD officials divulged.


The CTD officials said 797 coming and search operations were carried out during the on-going week, during which 159 suspects were detained.