In a major breakthrough, security forces apprehended nine terrorists across three cities in Punjab, effectively thwarting a large-scale terror plot targeting Eidul Azha festivities.
Acting on undisclosed intelligence, authorities successfully carried out operations in Multan, Bahawalpur, and DG Khan, resulting in the arrest of individuals linked to a banned extremist network, including a female activist associated with Daesh, Express News reported.
The suspects have been identified as Adnan, Abdul Halim, Shiraz, Bilqis, and Umar bin Khalid among others.
The law enforcement officials also discovered a cache of weapons, including hand grenades, equipment used for making suicide vests, and a significant amount of cash. It is believed that the apprehended terrorists were part of a wider network that had been actively planning acts of terrorism during the upcoming Eidul Azha celebrations.
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The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) swiftly registered a case against the arrested individuals, and a comprehensive investigation is underway. The authorities are determined to gather intelligence regarding the banned organisation’s activities, as well as identify any potential accomplices or future targets.
This successful operation comes as part of ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies to curb terrorism and ensure the safety and security of citizens, particularly during religious festivities when large gatherings are expected.
The CTD reported a significant increase in its efforts to combat terrorism, resulting in the arrest of a total of 11 suspects in 124 operations conducted throughout the week. These operations are part of the ongoing efforts to maintain law and order, protect innocent lives, and create an environment conducive to peace and harmony across the region.
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