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Four ‘suicide bombers’ planning to disrupt 14 Aug celebrations captured

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QUETTA: Security forces on Friday foiled terrorists’ bid to disrupt Independence Day celebrations and captured four suspected suicide bombers from Khyber Agency, ARY News reported.

Five suicide vests were also recovered from the arrested suspects. They were moved to undisclosed location for interrogation, said sources.

Soon after the launching of combing operations countrywide, several suspects have been arrested in different parts of the country.

In Lahore alone, at least 170 suspects were nabbed in different raids and search operations.


 

Read: Army chief orders intelligence agencies to conduct countrywide combing operations


 

The security forces used biometric systems during search operation to catch the terror suspects. Personnel of counter terrorism department arrested banned outfit leader Izzatullah from Sialkot.

After the deadly Quetta blast that claimed over 70 lives, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had ordered intelligence agencies to carry out combing operations across the country in a bid to enhance offensive against terrorists.

“The terror strike in Quetta was an attempt by anti-state forces to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)”, he said.

The army chief said intelligence agencies could go anywhere in the country to catch suspects linked with the terror attacks.

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