CIA arrests two suspected terrorists from Lahore

Police seize four suicide jackets each carrying eight to ten kilogramme of explosive material.

Web Desk November 22, 2012

GUJRANWALA/ LAHORE: Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) police arrested two suspected terrorists from Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore and seized four suicide jackets, Express News reported on Thursday.

According to initial details, the terrorists were hiding in a shop in the market and were caught after police traced a suspicious call from Miranshah.

The interrogation of the arrested suspects revealed they intended to join a Muharram 8 procession, coming from Islampura to Anarkali, and detonate the explosives.

Each suicide jacket seized from them carried eight to ten kilogramme of explosive material.

The suspects are reported to be aged 20 to 22.

Police have arrested the owner of the shop where the suspects were hiding and of those around it.

Car carrying arms 

A car carrying arms and ammunition was intercepted near a Muharram procession in Gujranwala on Thursday.

Security officials are on high alert across the country since the beginning of the holy month. However, several bomb blasts very close to imambargahs have posed a challenge to the security forces.

The country witnessed three bomb blasts near imambargahs on November 21, which killed 25 people.

Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attacks.


Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

These two will be walking free in a few days when the courts free them.

Saima Cheema | 9 years ago | Reply

Pakistani CIA? MashAllah good news for once.

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