Police arrest 42 terrorists in Aug in PAK

Islamabad, (UNI) The Counter Terrorism Department of Police in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province arrested 42 terrorists from banned organizations in August, according to official data.

The data shared by police with Xinhua on Sunday revealed that the arrested terrorists include eight from Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, three from Islamic State (IS) and two from al-Qaida, who were planning to conduct terrorist activities in the country.

Police said that the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) conducted over 1,000 combing operations across the province to arrest the militants, especially in the districts of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Multan, Sargodha, Chiniot, Kasur and Mandi Bahauddin.

All the arrested terrorists were involved in terrorist activities or they had planned to carry out subversive activities and were also working to recruit fresh blood for their respective organizations, said police.

During the operation, the CTD confiscated a cache of arms and ammunition from the terrorists, including explosive materials, detonators, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), fuses and a vast amount of local and foreign currency.

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