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    Tuesday, 17 July 2018

    Four ‘militants’ killed in Awaran operation, Another four arrested by CTD

    Four suspected terrorists were killed in a gun battle with security forces during an operation in the Nallah Ziarat area of Awaran district.
    According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces launched the operation on information about the presence of militants in the area.
    When the security forces reached the area, the armed militants opened fire on the personnel from their hideouts. A heavy exchange of fire resulted in the death of four militants. Arms and ammunition were also seized from the hideouts. The bodies were shifted to a local hospital.
    Meanwhile, security forces foiled a terror attempt and seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition from the mountainous area during intelligence-based operations in Quetta and Sibi.
    Frontier Corps officials said security personnel had conducted raids in Kalqari Daman and Gazi areas of Sibi and the Eastern Bypass area of Quetta and seized the arms and ammunition, including 8kg explosive materials, 15 detonators and several large and small machineguns.Four alleged terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were arrested in a massive intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted by the police’s counter-terrorism department (CTD) in Multan, thwarting plans of disrupting the coming general elections.
    The suspected terrorists were preparing to attack the top leadership of different political parties in Multan in a bid to disrupt the July 25 polls, the police claimed in a statement issued on Tuesday.
    The raid was carried out on an intelligence tipoff about presence of four terrorists of the proscribed organisation carrying arms and explosives on Bypass Road near Bakhtawar Amin Hospital.
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    “After receiving the information, the CTD personnel launched a big IBO involving deployment of dozens of intelligence officers. They dug out the hideout of terrorists and reached at the said place [to arrest the suspects],” the statement read.
    Weapons including hand grenades and maps and TTP’s literature were recovered from the suspects, identified as Abdul Salam, M Liaquat, Wajidullah and M Ahmed.
    The CTD police are confident of further disclosures and preparing to carry out more raids on information being extracted from the ongoing interrogation.
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    The CTD Punjab has foiled four terrorism plans in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal and Faisalabad in the past three weeks. Hundreds of activists and facilitators of proscribed outfits are under their strict watch after receiving 16 threat alerts in July alone.
    Raids are being conducted on daily basis on special directions of the IGP Punjab for defeating nefarious designs of the terrorists and to ensure smooth conduct of the general elections in Punjab.
    Security forces on Tuesday apprehended five alleged terrorists and their facilitators during search operations, launched under Operation Raddul Fasaad, across Punjab, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
    According to military's media wing, Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies carried out raids in different parts of the province and arrested five suspected terrorists and their facilitators.
    The search operations were carried out in Attock, Sialkot, Lahore, Mianwali and Faisalabad. The five men were arrested from DG Khan. Security forces also nabbed 24 suspects along with illegal weapons in Lahore.
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