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LAHORE: Police foiled a terrorist plot arresting a father and son duo from Gujrat, DawnNews reported on Friday.

Police raided a house in the Tanda area of Gujrat and arrested a man named Shafiq.

Based on the information he provided, his son Rehman was also arrested.

According to Inspector General (IG) Punjab Police Haji Habibur Rehman, the arrested men were associated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s Hakimullah Mehsud group.

The arrested men also allegedly admitted to carrying out attacks on an army check post and a police post in Gujrat.

IG Punjab added that the men had gunned down four constables in their attack on the police post and had killed seven troops stationed at a military check post on the banks of River Chenab.

He further said that one member of the group to which the men belonged was killed during the Karma airbase attack, whereas five other members remained at large.

Five jackets prepared for suicide bombings, material to make 60 more jackets, firearms and 75 kilograms of explosive material were recovered from the arrested men.

Intelligence agencies have issued warning over possible terrorist attacks in Punjab during Muharram.

Moreover, IG Punjab Police has claimed that the arrest of the men from Gujrat and the security arrangements would help in making Muharram peaceful.

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Comments (12)

November 16, 2012 10:44 pm
Good Job
November 16, 2012 9:12 pm
Let's see how long they stayed in jail before they are bailed out.
November 16, 2012 11:00 pm
Good Job. There should be more of this.
November 17, 2012 3:39 am
I agree alway praise the good thing and stay away from negative thinking . Too much negative approach in our society
Amjad Wyne
November 16, 2012 1:22 pm
If true, we need to praise the efforts of those that remove such criminals from the society. With such limited resources, no forensic capabilities, it is nothing short of a miracle.
November 16, 2012 8:04 pm
Mr IG Punjab, please hand over these enemies to Pak Army. I am afraid they will be given bail by our respectable judiciary. Our judiciary is more cowered than our Govt.
Keti Zilgish
November 16, 2012 1:23 pm
How come no names, photos and other personal information of those arrested are ever published? The courts do not provide an iota of justice so what else can we expect other than terrorism. The security establishment resorts to such techniques in order to appear as if they are justifying their pay.
November 16, 2012 7:18 pm
It is not "Karma airbase" but "Kamra airbase". DAWN.com please correct typo
November 16, 2012 12:29 pm
The story should not end here. The people of Pakistan deserve to know the full details of this father and son duo. Their background, where they lived, who they dealt with, education if any, how and why they joined the TTP, etc.etc. We need to know the details of their court case. Anywhere else in the world, such criminal terrorists become the headlines and their cases are followed till the very end. It is only in Pakistan that we keep such things hush hush which allows police corruption and the judges and witnesses to be intimidated by the terrorists.
Imran A.
November 16, 2012 6:45 pm
What's the point in arresting and put them in prison. The taliban will negotiate a deal to release them through our government officials. I say we pass a bill that Taliban related terrorists to be hanged asap. At least we need to intimidate the Taliban too.
November 16, 2012 6:01 pm
Good work, kudos from India,God saved so many lives by making these terrorist getting trapped by security forces.
November 16, 2012 12:02 pm
Good job Punjab Police, we want to see some more such captures if there is any insurgents.
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