The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested three terrorists in Lahore and recovered hand grenades and ammunition from them, Express News reported.
According to Express News, CTD Lahore arrested Shoaibur Rehman, Abdul Rehman and Amir Saleem and ended up foiling a major terror bid.
“The terrorists were arrested during a raid in Mughalpura and they belonged to a banned outfit,” said the CTD.
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The suspects have been shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigation.
Last month CTD Sindh Police and Rangers paramilitary force claim to have arrested 16 suspected militants, belonging to banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), during joint operations.
The raid was conducted on information that a number of militants, belonging to the TTP’s Ustad Aslam faction and who had fled during another raid on January 2 in Qaim Khani Colony Baldia Town, were hiding in the aforementioned parts of the city.
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During the raid in Sohrab Goth, a heavy exchange of fire took place when militants opened fire on the raiding teams. However, they were later apprehended and shifted to an undisclosed location.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition including hand grenades and explosives was also recovered from their possession.
In another raid near Guru Mandir neighbourhood of the metropolis, the CTD officials recovered 10 ‘block bombs’ and several suicide vests.