Pakistan

Several arrested as operations continue nationwide

LAHORE: Law-enforcement agencies continued operations under the Radd-ul-Fasaad counter terror operations and arrested dozens of suspects from across the country, ARY News reported.

A search operation was launched in Lahore where at least 45 suspects were taken into custody. Rangers and other agencies in joint operation in Fateh Jang area of Attock arrested two Afghan nationals and six criminals.

Rangers also conducted a search operation in Punjab University and the National College of Arts. This cause great inconvenience to students as the hostel was vacated to conduct the operation.

Police officials said that they were not informed about the Rangers operations, but said that students were advised to visit their homes over the weekend so the operation could be carried out.

In Bhakkar, forty-five suspects including two Afghan citizens were also arrested, while in Sahiwal a suspect person was arrested in a raid near a bus depot. LEAs in Faisalabad conducted a raid in Madina Town and arrested four Afghan nationals, while two others were taken into custody in Jhang.

On Friday, a suspect individual was arrested in Shikarpur who was said to be a Tajik national. Police officials said that the suspect came with the intention to commit acts of terror as explosive material was recovered from his possession.

In Peshawar, the commander of a proscribed outfit was arrested after a raid in Matni area. While in Turbat, a commander of an armed group was killed while six extremists were arrested.

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