Two arrested as CTD foils terror plan on Youm-i-Ali

Published May 28, 2019
The suspects were arrested from a graveyard of Sialkot city’s Imam Sahib locality.  — APP/File
The suspects were arrested from a graveyard of Sialkot city’s Imam Sahib locality. — APP/File

SIALKOT: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has arrested two suspected terrorists who were planning to hit Shia community on Youm-i-Ali and seized explosives from them.

The suspects were arrested from a graveyard of Sialkot city’s Imam Sahib locality.

According to the CTD officials, it was an intelligence-based operation as the CTD team arrested two suspected terrorists, identified as Muhammad Abu Bakar and Muhammad Yousaf.

They said the suspects belonged to the banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP).

The officials added the terrorists were planning to target the local Shia people in Sialkot on the eve of Youm-i-Ali.

The CTD also recovered explosive material with safety fuse and detonator from them. The suspects made important disclosures regarding their subversive activities and plans of their organisation in Sialkot region, the officials added.

The CTD has sent the suspects behind the bars after registering a case.

Published in Dawn, May 28th, 2019

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