ISLAMABAD: At least three suspects were arrested on Thursday during a joint operation carried out by security forces, Rangers personnel and police commandos in Islamabad’s Bani Gala area.
On receiving a tip-off about the presence of suspects, security personnel carried out the operation in Bani Gala and arrested the suspects.
During the operation, at least four magazines, 67 rounds of ammunition and 12 bore Russian rifles were recovered.
Islamabad is the federal capital of Pakistan and a number of search operations have been carried out in the city in the recent past.
It houses the Presidency, the Prime Minister House, the Parliament and the Supreme Court and authorities in the past have also claimed to have foiled attacks on the Parliament which lies adjacent to Aiwan-i-Sadr.
The city is no stranger to terrorist activity. Earlier this year in March, at least 11 people, including additional sessions judge Rafaqat Awan, were killed and 29 others were wounded during a gun and bomb attack in a court in the capital’s F-8 sector. However, of all the attacks it has witnessed, the bombing targeting the Marriott Hotel remains the most well-known.
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