KARACHI – Intelligence agencies arrested a suicide bomber from Shikarpur during a search operation on Friday.

The officials also recovered an explosive jacket and material, along with maps and Afghani SIM cards from his possession.

As per the initial reports, the detained terrorist wanted to target important places in Shikarpur. He has been handed over to the counter-terrorism department for further investigation.

Over the last two weeks, a series of deadly militant attacks engulfed Pakistan and killed more than 115 people across the country, including civilians, policemen and soldiers.

At least 15 people were killed and 85 others wounded when a Jamaat-ul-Ahrar bomber hit a protest of chemists and pharmaceuticals manufacturers on Lahore’s Mall Road last Monday, February 13. At least six police officials were killed in the blast.

On February 15, at least one person was killed and 18, including two women and civil judges, were injured after a bomb blast exploded targeting a van of judges near Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar.

On February 16, a massive blast hit Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan Sharif killing over 90 people and injuring more than 300 others.

On February 21, at least eight people were killed while 20 others were left injured as law enforcement personnel foiled a massive terror bid in Charsadda city.

In order to suppress a new wave of terrorism, Pakistan Army also launched ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad’ across the country without any discrimination.