LEA Arrest over 100 Militants near Islamabad
TARNOL: Police officials along with Rangers on Saturday arrested over a 100 suspected militants during a search operation in the Tarnol area, on the outskirts of Islamabad.
A Police official confirmed, “Out of the total number of detainees, 60 were booked on various charges. Whereas six of them are being examined for possible links with extremist outfits.”
However, the official added “It has not yet been established whether they are terrorists or belong to any terrorist organisation.”
Further, authorities claim to have seized a large cache of arms and ammunition, including eight kilogrammes of locally-made explosives, detonators, and narcotics.
Earlier, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) remanded five suspects allegedly affiliated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to police custody on charges of attacking law enforcers with intent to murder, possessing illicit weapons and explosives.
The police submitted that the suspects, Zaheer, Shireen Gul, Mohsin, Akhtar and Yar Khan, were arrested after an exchange of fire in Rizvia Society. Police said that unlicensed weapons and hand grenades were also seized from their possession.
The alleged criminals were presented before the ATC-II by the Rizvia police who sought their remand, contending that the suspects were ‘dangerous’ militants of the TTP and were involved in a number of terrorism activities, including the killing of top police officers in the city.
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