Security forces in Punjab apprehended at least 19 terrorists and their facilitators in raids conducted across the province on Thursday.
“Pakistan Rangers Punjab along with CTD, Punjab Police and intelligence agencies conducted IBOs in Sargodha, Bhakar, DG Khan, Attock and Lahore,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. “[As many as] 19 terrorists/facilitators apprehended. Illegal weapons, ammunition recovered”.
Separately, Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan conducted an IBO near Dera Bugti, seizing explosives, improvised explosive devices, detonators and ammunition, the ISPR added.
Countrywide raids are being conducted as part of the continuing military offensive, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad against "latent threat of terrorism".
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