Pakistani police arrest 22 terrorists in Punjab-Xinhua

Pakistani police arrest 22 terrorists in Punjab

Source: Xinhua| 2024-04-03 23:20:45|Editor: huaxia

ISLAMABAD, April 3 (Xinhua) -- The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province arrested 22 terrorists during intelligence-based operations, CTD Punjab said.

The personnel of the CTD of Punjab police conducted multiple operations in different districts of the province in a bid to avert terror activities, apprehending 22 terrorists, the Punjab CTD said in a statement on Tuesday.

The arrested terrorists belonged to banned outfits including Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Al-Qaida, the CTD statement said, adding that they were planning to attack different organizations and government offices in the province.

The law enforcers also seized a cache of weapons, including explosives, hand grenades, detonators, and improvised explosive device bombs during the operations.

Police have registered separate cases against the arrested persons, who have been shifted to an unknown location for further investigation.

The CTD Punjab said that it is committed to rooting out the menace of terrorism from the country and it has been making all-out efforts to achieve its targets.

Earlier, a senior official of the CTD was killed in firing by unknown miscreants in the country's northwest North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.