CTD arrests five target killers in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and security forces on Friday claimed to have arrested five target killers in a joint operation in Peshawar.

As per details, the arrested target killers who were in contact with the banned TTP, were involved in the killing of polio in-charge Dr Abdur Rehman.

The CTD spokesperson said that the terrorists also confessed to killing senior tribal leaders. The CTD conducted an operation, arrested the terrorists and weapons and hand grenades were recovered from their possession.

Earlier in Punjab, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested five terrorists during different intelligence-based operations across the Punjab.

As per details, the CTD carried out 70 operations in Punjab and arrested five terrorists who were identified as Sharafat, Yaseen, Talha, Abdurehman and Usaid.

The CTD spokesperson said that explosives, two IED bombs, 10 detonators, weapons and cash were recovered from the terrorists who were arrested in the operations carried out in Mianwali, Jehlum, Hafizabad and Okara.