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Canadian youth charged in terror ‘plot,’ explosive seized

MONTREAL: A minor has been arrested in Canada and charged with two terrorism-related offenses, police said on Friday after the seizure of a suspected explosive. Superintendent Peter Lambertucci of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told reporters that Canadian investigators received in late December “credible FBI information regarding an attack plot with no specific time, date, or location affixed to it.” There was never a threat to public safety, Lambertucci said, but the young suspect “was reported to be involved in…

German police evacuate Bonn Christmas market, probe suspicious package

BERLIN: Police brought in experts and an explosives robot to investigate a suspicious package found at the Christmas market in the west German city of Bonn late on Friday. Bonn police cordoned off and evacuated a large area of the market just before 9 PM local time, and experts were still examining the object five hours later, a spokesman said. “We assume it’s not dangerous, but we’re still investigating,” the spokesman said. He said the object was discovered shortly before the market was to close for the evening,…

Rangers claim foil terror plot to attack at Imambargah

ROHRI: Sindh Rangers on Friday claimed to have thwarted a major terror plot in Rohri city in northern Sindh after killing three alleged attackers in an encounter. According to the Rangers spokesperson, the attackers did not stop when they were intercepted at a checkpoint. The Rangers personnel chased the attackers; an exchange of fire ensued in which all three suspects were killed, said the paramilitary force spokesperson. The terror suspects wanted to target Bab-e-Karbala Imambargah in Rohri. Two suspects attempted…

Police thwart terror plot in Attock, seize explosives from vehicle

ATTOCK: Punjab Police prevented a major terrorist attempt in Attock city of Punjab by seizing an explosive-laden vehicle and arresting the motorist from G.T Road, ARY News reported on Friday. The vehicle was coming from Peshawar via G.T Road when the police personnel intercepted it on suspicion during a routine snap checking, police officials said. The motorist has been identified as Adil hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), police said. Police claimed to have recovered 23 kilogrammes of explosive, 500 detonators,…

Police foil terror plot, seize arms and ammunition in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Police on Monday claimed to have thwarted a terror plot by arresting two suspects and seizing arms and ammunition from their possession. Police officials said they intercepted a vehicle on GT Road and seized 30-bore pistols and five thousand cartridges from the vehicle. The suspects have been taken into custody and further interrogation with regard to their possible involvement in heinous crimes is underway, the officials added. Meanwhile, the law enforcement officials further claimed to have arrested two…

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…

Police arrest two terror suspects, seize huge cache of weapons in Chiniot

FAISALABAD: Police claimed to have foiled a terror bid to target Muharram processions in Chiniot, by arresting two terror suspects and recovering a huge cache of weapons from their possession, ARY News reported. Acting on information, the police personnel carried out a targeted raid in a neighbourhood of Chiniot and arrested two suspected terrorists and seized a vehicle loaded with a huge cache of weapons, police officials said. The seized weapons included 16 pistols, 19 rifles, and more than 25ooo rounds of various…

Saudi security forces foil terror attack on Grand Mosque

MAKKAH: Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Makkah, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three terror cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax. The trapped would-be suicide bomber exchanged fire with the security forces, then set off…