26 suspects rounded up in Punjab amid operation Radd ul Fassad

09:53 AM | 16 Mar, 2017
26 suspects rounded up in Punjab amid operation Radd ul Fassad
ISLAMABAD - As many as 26 suspected militants were rounded up as Pakistan Rangers (Punjab), police and intelligence agencies conducted multiple search operations across Punjab on Wednesday.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), operations were carried out in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sialkot, Attock, Hassanabdal, Narowal, Shakargarh, Rajanpur and Islamabad.

'The suspected militants arrested in the raids included 11 Afghan nationals' ISPR said.

Weapons, ammunition, computers, improvised explosive device (IED) and suicide jacket preparation support material including circuits were recovered in the operation.

Operation Radd Ul Fassad launched by the armed forces after a recent string of terror attacks is underway with full pace across the country. Top civil-military leadership has reaffirmed their commitment to taking the operation to its logical end.

Law enforcement officials are on the hunt for suspects and militants across the country and especially in big cities.

Pakistan has intensified its operations near the border area of Afghanistan. The Pak-Afghan border has also been sealed at Torkham following the attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine that took over 80 lives.