Two suspects were arrested by Punjab’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on early Friday from Faisalabad’s Satiana Road.
They allegedly belonged to banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) outfit of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. Reports claim that they were planning to attack government installations. The suspects have been moved to an unidentified location for further interrogation.
On January 15, CTD Lahore raided a house in Harbanspura Road, Railway Phatak Lahore, and arrested two terrorists from banned Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. The terrorists were identified as Amjad Khan and Daood Khan.
The suspects were allegedly planning to launch an attack on security check points in Lahore. Hand grenades and small arms with ammunition have been recovered from their custody.
TTP, on Wednesday, claimed responsibility for the attack on SSP Rao Anwar who had survived a suicide attack late Tuesday night in Karachi.
“A suicide bomber hit his motorcycle with my armoured vehicle when my convoy reached Malir Cantt area via a link road. He blew himself up after he fell down on the road,” SSP Rao Anwar told reporters after the incident.
“His accomplices then opened fire on my convoy. My jawans retaliated from inside the APC [armoured personnel carrier] and killed the two attackers,” he added.
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