Pakistan

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.


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“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.