22 suspected terrorists arrested in Pakistan's Punjab

22 suspected terrorists arrested in pakistan's punjab

22 suspected terrorists arrested in Pakistan's Punjab

NEW DELHI: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Punjab, Pakistan, has successfully thwarted a significant terror plot by apprehending 22 suspected terrorists associated with ISIS, TTP, BLA, and LeJ. The arrests were made during 152 intelligence-based operations conducted across various districts of Punjab this week, according to a CTD spokesperson.

The suspected terrorists were taken into custody from multiple locations, including Lahore, Attock, Sheikhupura, Muzaffargarh, Nankana Sahib, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalnagar, and Rawalpindi.

The authorities have allegedly seized explosives weighing 1,645 grams, three hand grenades, one IED bomb, 12 detonators, a safety fuse wire measuring 32 feet, a pistol, and banned literature from the arrested individuals.

"The arrested terrorists had planned to sabotage in Punjab and wanted to target important installations and personalities," the spokesperson said. The police have registered 19 cases against the suspects and have transferred them to an undisclosed location for further interrogation.

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