Pakistan

Rawalpindi: Rangers, police arrest 13 suspects in joint raids

RAWALPINDI: Police and Rangers launched a joint operation in different areas of Rawalpindi, conducted door-to-door search and apprehended over a dozen suspects, ARY News reported.

The law enforcement personnel inspected identification documents and took them into custody. At least 13 suspects were rounded up during the search.

All the suspects were moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Last week, security forces killed dozens of suspected militants, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a shrine in Sehwan Sharif, the biggest in a spate of attacks this week across the country.

The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh was Pakistan’s deadliest attack for two years, killing at least 83 people and highlighting the threat of militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State.

The security response was swift.

“Over 100 terrorists have been killed since last night and sizable apprehensions also made,” the military said in an operations update last week.

 

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