Lahore, Aug 14: Eleven “in-your-face terrorists” have been captured in a brushing operation by the armed force here with an enormous store of arms and ammo seized from their safehouse, on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day.
The operation was propelled yesterday on an insight report about the nearness of terrorists in suburbia of Lahore, an authority of the Inter-Services Public Relations said.
The operation proceeded for over three hours and prompted the capture of 11 individuals from a sleeper cell of a terrorist association. A tremendous reserve of arms and ammo was likewise grabbed, the authority was cited as saying by Dawn News.
Two of the captured terrorists have a place with Jamaatul Ahrar, a chip gathering of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the report said citing sources.
Prior, the Punjab home division had issued a ready, cautioning that Taliban’s Fazlullah bunch had sent two suicide aggressors to strike at the Wagah outskirt close Lahore or the Ganda Singh fringe in Kasur.
The caution exhorted the powers to upgrade watchfulness at the two places and enhance efforts to establish safety to keep any untoward episode.
As per the representative for the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), 96 brushing operations were as of late led in different urban areas of Punjab, amid which 45 suspected terrorists were captured and booked in 16 FIRs.
Arms, ammo and hazardous material were seized from the ownership of 16 suspects. In addition, upwards of 3,373 individuals have likewise been addressed.
In Lahore, the CTD kept more than 150 suspects amid a brushing operation in different zones, including Saddar, Iqbal Town, Cantonment and City divisions.