CTD arrests three key terrorists of banned TTP planning deadly attacks in Pakistan

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CTD arrests three key terrorists of banned TTP planning deadly attacks in Pakistan

LAHORE: Counter Terrorism Department arrests three key terrorists of banned TTP planning deadly attacks in Pakistan.

The officials of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have arrested three alleged terrorists during a raid conducted near Bahawalnagar-Haroonabad By-pass.

During the raid, CTD officials have also recovered a huge quantity of explosives from the possession of the alleged terrorists identified as Imran, Muhammad Abid Sohail and Muhammad Raza.

The spokesperson added seven detonators, safety fuses, ball bearings, two packets of explosive material weighed up to 869 grams and 869 grams respectively were also seized in the raid.

The arrested terrorists have allegedly planned to target sensitive installations in Bahawalnagar. The spokesperson said the arrested men were associated with the banned outfit, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Earlier in December last year, CTD of the Punjab police in a joint operation along with law enforcement agencies had claimed to have rounded up five alleged terrorists link of Al-Qaeda in Gujranwala.