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Five suspected Daesh men arrested from Bahawalpur

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

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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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