Karachi and Islamabad under terror threats alert from TTP

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Karachi and Islamabad under terror threats alert from TTP

ISLAMABAD – Giving threats of terrorism in country, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed on Monday has warned that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is organizing again from Afghanistan.

Speaking to the journalists, the interior minister said that the police personnel have ensured peace in the country by risking their lives. He told that Karachi and Islamabad are under terror threats. "The brave soldiers of security forces have sacrificed their lives to defeat terrorism," he added.

The reaction came after at least five terrorists were killed in encounter with CTD in Mastung on Sunday night.

According to the CTD officials, when the police reached a house in Mastung, the terrorists hiding there in a house opened fire at the personnel. Five of the terror suspects were killed when the police returned fire. Others managed to flee.

10 kilogrammes of explosives, detonators, and three Kalashanikovs were seized from their possession.

The raid was conducted following information provided by an arrested suspect, CTD officials said, adding the terrorists were planning an attack in Quetta. The police are conducting raids to arrest the accomplices of the killed terrorists.

Earlier on Sunday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the security forces conducted two separate intelligence-based operations (IBOs) on terrorist hideouts in areas of North Waziristan and South Waziristan.

The intelligence-based raids were carried out in the Datakhel area of North Waziristan and Zoida area of South Waziristan.