RAWALPINDI: At least 70 suspects were arrested by police personnel during search operations in different areas of Rawalpindi on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.
Security men conducted raids in the areas of Mandi Mor, Chur Chowk, I.J. Principal Road situated in Pirwadhai as well as several other areas.
During the operations, police arrested 70 suspects. The arrested persons could not produce any documents pertaining to their identification or area of residence.
The interrogation of the suspects is still underway.
Rawalpindi is the military headquarters of the Pakistan Armed Forces. On October 10, 2009, eleven soldiers had lost their lives in an attack when 10 heavily armed militants, wearing suicide vests, stormed the General Head Quarters (GHQ), holding off commandos for hours.
Troops ultimately fought off the attackers and freed 39 hostages, but 23 people were killed, including 11 troops, three hostages and nine attackers.