LAHORE: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police claimed on Tuesday to have arrested three members of the militant Islamic State group and recovered explosives.

A CTD spokesman claimed that they received information about the presence of three suspected terrorists who were planning to attack government installations in Lahore.

He said a CTD team was constituted to conduct a raid at a house near Bund Road to arrest the suspects.

He said the team arrested three suspected terrorists who were identified as Muhammad Idress, Ghulam Dastagir and Tahir Yousaf.

The spokesman said the team also recovered a heavy quantity of explosive material from their possession along with accessories primacord, electric circuits and detonators.

He said the suspected terrorists were shifted to undisclosed locations for further interrogation.

Published in Dawn, July 13th, 2016

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