Security forces have arrested two alleged terrorists during an operation in the Lari Adda area of Lahore on Wednesday.
According to Counter Terrorism (CTD) sources, the arrested terrorists belonged to a banned organization and were taken into custody from Lari Adda.
Sources said that the alleged terrorists hail from Afghanistan and pistols, explosives, mobile phones and videos were recovered during the operation.
A list of minority leaders has also been recovered from the terrorists. According to CTD sources, the alleged terrorists were speculating to assassinate religious scholars and minority leaders.
Earlier in January the Punjab counter-terrorism department arrested seven suspected terrorists after raiding a militant hideout in Sargodha.
CTD sources said that the suspects belong to a banned terrorist organization and were planning to carry out sectarian attacks in the country. CTD sources added that they were also plotting the assassination of a local organization leader in Sargodha.
During the raid, CTD personnel recovered explosives, hand grenades and arms from the hideout.
CTD sources said there was an exchange of fire between the police and suspects. “The mastermind, Mehmood Iqbal, was running the network from a neighboring country. The department has approached Interpol to arrest him.”
The arrested suspects including Musharraf Shahid, Nida Adeel, Aslam, Basharat, and Mohammad Ali.