Radd-ul-Fasaad: 21 suspects held in Lahore raids

Detained include members of TTP Swat, illegal Afghan immigrants: ISPR


News Desk July 26, 2017
PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Security forces detained on Wednesday at least 21 suspects, including members of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in raids across Lahore.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the operation was jointly carried out by Pakistan Rangers and Punjab Police with the help of intelligence agencies.

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The suspects, the military's media wing said, are members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat, illegal Afghan immigrants as well as those belonging to the kidnapping mafia.

The joint search operations are being carried out as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, military's latest offensive against "latent threat of terrorism". The raids have been particularly intensified after Monday's suicide attack in the Punjab capital, which claimed 26 lives, including nine policemen.

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