RAWALPINDI: Crackdown against terrorists continued till Thursday late night under countrywide Radd-ul-Fasaad operation, ARY News reported.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) arrested 57 suspects including 21 Afghan nationals from different parts of the country.
The media wing of Pakistan armed forces confirmed that raids were conducted in various cities of northern Punjab including Sialkot, Attock, Narowal, and Lahore and federal capital Islamabad, in first phase.
While in second phase raids were conducted in southern Punjab districts including Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahimyar Khan and Sheikhupura.
ISPR further said that the LEAs conducted raids after receiving intelligence tip-off. Twenty-one Afghan nationals among 57 suspected people were arrested during the search operations. Huge cache of arms and ammunition and narcotics were also seized in raids.
Moreover, a suspect killed in an alleged police encounter in Bannu city of Khyber Pakthunkhwa.
In another raid, LEAs arrested 13 suspected people in Lahore while identity of 300 people also verified through biometric device during the search operation.
Separately, Rangers recovered buried underground weapon from Bagh-e-Korangi graveyard in Karachi.
The raid was carried out on indication of a detained activist of a political party who was allegedly involved in militancy.