Lahore: Police have arrested 12 Afghan
nationals with bullet wounds and a doctor in this eastern
Pakistani city for their alleged involvement in terrorist
acts, officials said today.
Crime Investigation Agency chief Umer Virk told
that a dozen Afghan suspects were taken into custody from
Township, a thickly populated neighbourhood of Lahore.
"Acting on a tip-off from local residents that some
wounded Afghans were living in Township, we conducted a raid
and arrested them," he said.
The case is significant as no one knew how the Afghans
were injured because there has been no clash in Township in
the recent past, he said.
Officials said all the Afghans had bullet wounds on
various parts of their bodies.
Virk said the CIA is investigating whether the
arrested men had any link to the recent terror attacks on two
mosques of the minority Ahmedi sect and Jinnah Hospital that
killed 100 people.
"We are thoroughly investigating on these lines and
their wounds have many untold stories," he said.
Sources in the police department said the Afghans had
been brought to Lahore from Karachi so that they could get
They said police had arrested a doctor who was
treating them. Virk, however, did not confirm the arrest of
the doctor. The sources further said some weapons had been
seized from the Afghans and these had been sent for forensic
examination to ascertain whether they were used in any