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Five TTP-linked terrorists arrested, claims Punjab police

November 14, 2012

Punjab police claims the suspects had planned to carry out terrorism activities during the month of Moharram.—File Photo

LAHORE: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested five terrorists of banned outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) allegedly involved in terrorism activities in Punjab province.

Addressing a news conference here at the Police Club, Inspector General of Punjab Police Haji Habibur Rehman said that the miscreants belonging to North Waziristan's Miranshah area were arrested in a joint operation by the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Police Multan and Makhdoom Rasheed Police.

He said that the terrorists were involved in several crimes including a bank robbery in Green Town area, an attack on Babu Sabu checkpost, an attack on District Police Officer (DPO) Dera Ismail Khan office, the murder of constable in DI Khan and multiple attacks on members of the Shia sect.

The outlaws were arrested on information obtained through five criminals earlier arrested by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police, he said, added that they had planned to carry out terrorism activities during the month of Moharram.