Pak police foil major terrorist attacks, arrest two militants
Lahore: Pakistani police on Friday said they had foiled major terrorist attacks by arresting two alleged Taliban fighters at Gujrat in Punjab province and seizing a huge quantity of weapons and explosives from their possession.
The two terrorists were nabbed in Gujrat district, 130-km from Lahore, Punjab Police chief Haji Habibur Rehman told a news conference.
He described the arrests as a "big success" for law enforcement agencies.
Twenty-five grenades, 25 explosive devices, 15 suicide vests, detonators, mobile phone chips and thousands of bullets were found in the possession of the two men, Rehman said.
"We have saved Punjab from major terror attacks," he said.
The terrorists Muhammad Shafiq and Shah Muhammad were members of a "banned organisation" and had planned to commit terror attacks during the month of Muharram, Rehman said.
A source in Punjab Police said that the arrested terrorists belonged to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and also worked for the proscribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
The source said the terrorists had been tasked to target Shia processions and gatherings during the month of Muharram.
Rehman said the men were allegedly involved in the killing of seven security personnel in an attack on an army camp in Gujrat on July 9 and an attack on Kamra airbase on August 16.
The assault on the airbase left two security personnel and nine attackers dead.
The alleged terrorists were arrested when Elite Force contingents and intelligence operatives conducted a house-to-house search in Chah Beriwala area of Gujrat yesterday.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Admissions 2015: Know India's best ranking Universities
- Yasin Bhatkal calls wife from Hyderabad jail, talks of 'help from Damascus'
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with UPSC topper Ira Singhal's family
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Is Corporate Social Responsibility nothing but a marketing gimmick?
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results; women bag top four positions
- Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC
- 3rd Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka rattle Pakistan in decider
- Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal indicates Islamic State will help him get out of jail soon
- Missing UK schoolgirls seen carrying Kalashnikov rifle in ISIS's Raqqa?