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Five suspected Daesh men arrested from Bahawalpur

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BAHAWALPUR: Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) foiled a terror bid as five suspected Daesh men were arrested from Bahawalpur, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

According to details, CTD arrest five suspects said to be affiliated with the global terror outfit from Bahawalpur. Five bombs, different kinds of ammunition and a laptop were recovered from the arrested persons.

CTD said that the suspects wanted to target a railway bridge built on River Sutlej.

It should be noted that Director General Intelligence Bureau (DG-IB) Aftab Sultan had said that Daesh was emerging as a threat in the country because several militant groups had soft corner for it. He had specifically named Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan as examples.

He had also said that a network of Daesh was captured in Pakistan adding that the terrorist group also works in coordination with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

However, the Pakistani government has repeatedly denied that the global terrorist organization is operating in the country.

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