QUETTA: Two key suspects belonging to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were arrested in an operation conducted by the security forces in the border town of Chaman on Sunday.

The search operation was conducted on a tip-off about the presence of suspected terrorists in the border town.

According to security officials, the suspects confessed that they belong to Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and the TTP and were working under a TTP commander who is operating from Spin Buldak, the border district of Afghanistan close to Chaman.

“They have confessed to killing Levies Force personnel in Chaman and are also involved in a grenade attack on Levies officials last week,” officials said.

Four suicide jackets, 10kgs of explosive material, two hand-grenades, three bundles of prima cards, eight IED controllers, two remote controls, four cells, 10 detonators, 100 rounds of SMG and 90 rounds of pistol, one mixer and one box were seized from the possession of the suspects, they said.

A case was registered against the suspects and they were shifted to an unknown location for investigation.

Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2022

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