CTD Punjab claims arresting 12 terrorists of TTP, Al-Qaeda
LAHORE: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab has claimed to have arrested 12 terrorists in intelligence-based operations across three cities.
CTD spokesperson told media that the arrested terrorists belonged to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Al-Qaeda. Material used in making suicide vests and explosives were also seized during these operations, the officials said, adding that the arrests were made possible with the help of information extracted during interrogation of some 61 suspects.
They said the terrorists were plotting to carry out sabotage in sensitive districts. Three of the terrorists were arrested from near a “restricted area” of Lahore.
Cases have been lodged against these terrorists and further interrogation was underway, the CTD officials divulged.
The CTD officials said 797 coming and search operations were carried out during the on-going week, during which 159 suspects were detained.