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CTD claims arresting three TTP terrorists

By our correspondents
August 05, 2016


Anti-terrorism police arrested three alleged terrorists of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Manghopir area on Thursday, saying that the men were involved in a police encounter and an attack on army soldiers in Waziristan.

The arrests were made after an encounter that occurred when cops came under fire during a raid on a hideout of the suspects belonging to the TTP’s Swat Group, said the incharge of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), Ali Raza.

During the swoop, carried out on a tip-off provided by an informant, two suspected terrorists managed to escape from the scene.

The police found a suicide jacket, three TT pistols, four hand grenades and two kilograms of ball bearings in the hideout.

The arrested men were identified as Saif-ur-Rehman alias Buddah, Taj Muhammad Alias Salman and Adil.

During the initial interrogation, they admitted that they were experts in laying landmines and firing rockets.

They said they also recruited youngsters in Karachi and took them to Afghanistan for training. They added that after training, the youths were handed over to various TTP wings, which used them to carry out their fight against with the Pakistan Army and the Nato forces in Afghanistan. The police said Taj Muhammad was being trained to carry out a suicide attack.