Police foil major terror bid, arrest 7 terrorists in DI Khan
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The Special Unit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Friday claimed to have foiled a major terror plot by arresting seven suspected terrorists and recovering explosives from their possession, ARY News reported.
Police said they arrested seven terrorists and recovered five kilograms of explosive material, detonator, safety fuse, and other equipment from their possession. The terrorists were planning to carry out major acts of terrorism in the city, they added.
Police officials said the terrorists were associated with a banned outfit, but did not disclose further as to which organization they belong to.
Earlier this month, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested a terrorist involved in attacks on security forces in D.I. Khan.
Sources said that law enforcement personnel conducted raid in Pahar Pura area of D.I. Khan and nabbed terror suspect Saeed Rafiq.
According to CTD officials the arrested terrorist has been involved in scores of acts of terrorism including attacks on security forces personnel.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government had announced a head money of Rs. 1 million for the arrest of the terrorist.
Police also said that weapons and banned literature were recovered from the arrested terrorist.
In August, Intelligence Bureau (IB) official Usman Gul was shot dead by unknown persons in Peshawar.
It should be noted that three persons were shot dead when unknown terrorists opened fire at a vehicle at Peshawar’s Charsadda Road in September.