SARGODHA: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Sargodha claims to have arrested seven terrorists with arms and explosive material from Girot district of Khushab, about 50 kilometres from here.
The CTD team arrested Amir Baz, Shahid, Musharraf Abbas, Bawaji and Adeel Abbas and two others linked with Sipah-i-Muhammad.
The CTD spokesman said Bawaji and Adeel Abbas hailed from a village on Jhang Road and they were involved in terrorist activities. The team claimed recovery of a Kalashnikov with heavy quantity of bullets, three kilogramme explosive material and detonators.
Regional Police Officer Afzaal Kausar has directed CTD SP Matiullah Khan to crack down on terrorists and activists of banned organisations.
He said initial investigation also revealed that a suspected terrorist Mehmood Iqbal alias Mesam Baloch, the mastermind, was operating from a neighbouring country. He said the CTD would approach Interpol to arrest the mastermind from the neighbouring country.
Published in Dawn, January 8th, 2021