CTD captures 13 suspected terrorists, claims recovering explsives

LAHORE:The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab on Saturday claimed to have arrested 13 suspected terrorists allegedly belonging to banned organisations.

According to a CTD spokesperson, explosive material, grenades and cash were also recovered from those arrested terrorists. The raids were conducted in Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Sheikhupura and Jhelum areas of Punjab.

Cases have been registered against the arrest and a probe has begun into the matter, the CTD officials said.

The CTD officials said as many as 105 suspects have been taken into custody during 625 combing operations in Punjab, last week in order to maintain law and order situation in the province.

On Sep 21, the wanted commander of outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Nasrullah, was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Karachi.

The CTD in-charge Khurram Waris said in a statement that a key commander of TTP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Nasrullah was arrested from Karachi’s Kuwari Colony and arms were also recovered from his possession.

He said that the accused was wanted in serious crimes including terror financing and terrorism. Waris said that the arrested man used to provide residence to his accomplices in Karachi besides providing medical assistance to the wounded ones.

Additionally, the accused was involved in fundraising for the outlawed organisation through different means and transferred the funds to Afghanistan. The CTD in-charge added that Nasrullah’s brother and a close relative were also involved in the terrorist activities.