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Eight terrorists arrested

May 29, 2022

LAHORE : The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab has arrested eight suspects belonging to different defunct organizations during Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs).

A spokesman for CTD said that the CTD Punjab conducted extensive IBOs across the Punjab to avert any untoward incident, adding that this week during 29 IBOs, 31 suspects were interrogated.

The arrested eight suspects included Ehsanullah s/o Rehmat Gull of defunct organization TTP (Ghazi Force), Ifthikhar Khan s/o Saleem Khan from TTP (Ghazi Force), Wajahat Abbas s/o Ghulam Shabbir from SMP, Mohabbat

Hussain s/o Iqbal Hussain from SMP, Orangzaib Khan S/o Khaista Khan from TTP, Toqeer Hussain s/o M Ramzan from SMP, Zahid Abbas s/o Ghulam Hussain from SMP and Malik Zahid Hussain s/o Malik M Hussain from TTP (Asmat Ullah Muavia Group).

Accordingly, five FIRs have been registered against the arrested suspects while an IED bomb, a match box, two hand grenade, a pistol 30 bore with five bullets, a pistol 9mm breta with loaded magazine, 77 banned

materials, two USB, three memory cards, and cash Rs79,390 were recovered from them.

During this week, 363 combing operations were conducted with the help of local police/LEAs, in which 13,180 persons were checked, 54 suspects arrested and 37 FIRs were registered.

The Counter Terrorism Department Punjab was proactively pursuing its goal of safe and secure Punjab and would not leave any stone unturned in its efforts to bring terrorists and anti-state elements behind bars, the spokesperson concluded.