Alleged perpetrators of Rawalpindi grenade attack held

A citizen had died, 15 were injured in Pir Wadhai blast


DNA March 31, 2021
As per initial reports, the explosives were planted on a motorcycle. PHOTO: EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI:

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Rawalpindi police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four alleged terrorists during a raid on a tip-off and recovered explosives from them.

The CTD spokesperson said that the raiding team recovered explosive material, mobile phones and detonators from their possession. The raid was conducted on a tip-off in Rawalpindi’s Bhatta Chowk.

The alleged terrorists were also wanted in the Pir Wadhai Bus Terminal grenade attack of 2020 where a citizen was killed and more than 15 sustained injuries. The spokesperson added that the terrorists were working for a mastermind residing in Afghanistan.

Earlier on March 17, the K-P CTD had arrested five alleged terrorists during action in Peshawar.

They had arrested five alleged militants who were involved in collecting explosive material in order to use it against security forces, political figures and damaging public infrastructure. “Three of the militants hail from Afghanistan,” the police had said adding that they have recovered a huge cache of explosives from them.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 31st, 2021.

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