LAHORE – At least 39 suspects including thirteen Afghan nationals were taken into custody by law enforcement personnel in search operations conducted all over Punjab, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.

“The suspects were apprehended in raids conducted at DG Khan, Sadiqabad, Lahore, Narowal, Attock and Islamabad”, according to the information provided by the military’s media wing.

A heavy cache of weapons was recovered from the suspects, claimed the military`s media wing, further adding that the operation was jointly conducted by Police, Punjab Rangers and intelligence agencies.

Pakistan launched a nationwide military operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’, this year which would include broad-spectrum security and counter-terrorism operations in Punjab, and continuation of ongoing operations across the country.

The move came after deadly bombings across the country all through February, killed hundreds of civilians.