DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The police arrested a suspected terrorist and seized 850 grams of explosives and weapons from a van at the Hathala checkpost here on Monday.

A police official said during search of the vehicle, the Kulachi police arrested the suspected terrorist, Azeem Marwat, and recovered 850 grams of explosives, two rifles, a pistol, two barrels of heavy weapons and 67,496 rounds. He said three other suspects travelling in the van managed to flee.

The police registered a case against the four under different sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Separately, an improvised explosive device went off in the University police station area, and another was defused by the bomb disposal squad personnel. Police said no casualty was reported from the incident.

An official said the Gomal University police and bomb disposal squad personnel reached the spot and conducted a search operation after the blast at Dhappaan Wala checkpost on Sunday night.

Published in Dawn, February 23rd, 2021

Opinion

Vaccine uptake
26 Feb 2021

Vaccine uptake

The reasons for refusal need to be carefully recorded.

Editorial

Terrorist’s escape
Updated 26 Feb 2021

Terrorist’s escape

It is not clear how many military personnel were involved in this incident and what the investigation into their actions revealed.
26 Feb 2021

Penalising filers

THE FBR has decided to penalise taxpayers filing their returns late. Apparently, these filers will be required to ...
26 Feb 2021

Corporal punishment

FOR a child born in our society, the cycle of violence begins early. The first taste of violence often comes at the...
IHK & human rights
Updated 25 Feb 2021

IHK & human rights

If India continues to be pampered and the Kashmiris’ plight ignored, peace in South Asia will remain a distant dream.
25 Feb 2021

A better law

THAT the Sindh Police has taken an initiative to bring improvements to the criminal justice system is a positive...
25 Feb 2021

Power breakdown report

A NEPRA inquiry into last month’s power breakdown that left almost the entire country without electricity for up ...