Terror suspects arrested
[Dawn] Law enforcement agencies have placed in long-term storage
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
two alleged terror suspects from Lahore and five members of a banned outfit near an imambargah in Sargodha on Thursday.
Punjab police sources in Lahore however claimed that the number of arrests from Sargodha was 39.
A senior police official privy to the development told Dawn that the suspected Death Eaters arrested from Lahore two days ago had disclosed that 'they were ready to hit Muharram processions in the lovely provincial capital as per given assignment'.
He said more arrests had also been made on the basis of the information gleaned from these suspects. He said several hotels, inns and restaurants in the lovely provincial capital were under observation to track down suspects.
He said the Sargodha police had arrested 39 people of six banned outfits during a crackdown launched in the entire district since Wednesday last.
On Thursday, Sargodha police arrested 'five activists of a banned outfit' near Imambargah Block 19 and shifted them to some unknown place for investigation.
A police source in Sargodha said a couple of days back five boys aged between 17 and 22 hailing from Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
had hired a room near Markazi Imambargah. He said the suspects might have some plans to target Muharram processions.
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