CTD arrests five 'terrorists' planning attacks in Bahawalpur

07:27 PM | 8 Dec, 2018
CTD arrests five 'terrorists' planning attacks in Bahawalpur
MULTAN - At least five suspected terrorists were arrested on Saturday when the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) foiled a major terrorist plot during an operation in Punjab's city of Multan.

The group has belonged to the banned militant organization Tehreek-e-Taliban had planned to attack intelligence agency offices in the city of Bahawalpur, said senior officer Rai Tahir.

Tahir said teams of counter-terrorism police raided the men's hideout. He said suicide jackets, hand grenades, lethal weapons, ammunition and money to finance their operations were seized.

He said an initial investigation revealed that Tehreek-e-Taliban was coordinating with al-Qaeda for attacks on security agencies in Punjab province.

The identities of the arrested men didn't reveal so far. However, police have started the crackdown in the city to nab their abettors and facilitators, the police officer added.