LAHORE: Pakistani security forces have foiled a terrorist attack on a Sunni shrine in Punjab province’s Minchinabad city and arrested four suspected Taliban terrorists with arms and explosives.
The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police received a tip-off on Friday that the suspects were planning a terrorist activity near Darbar Saad Rasool Ali Shah in Minchinabad city of Bahawalnagar district, some 400 km from Lahore.
The CTD personnel along with police commandos raided the hideout of the suspects in Minchinabad and arrested four terrorists of banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) before they could open fire on the raiding team, a CTD spokesman said.
The CTD also claimed to have recovered 3kg of explosives, hand grenades, prima cord and detonators from their possession.
The suspected terrorists have been identified as Muhammad Naeem, Tahseen Askari, Zahir Khan and Umer Yar.