Several held after raid on Jaish-administered madrassa In Sialkot


Several suspects were arrested in a raid on a madrassa allegedly being run by proscribed Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant outfit on Thursday.

According to sources in Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab, police commandos and security officials carried out the operation on reports of presence of suspected militants at the madrassa.

A number of national identity cards and controversial books and literature were also taken into custody by the security officials. The seminary has been sealed for further investigation, sources told Pakistan Today.

The development comes a day after Pakistan announced it had arrested several members of the Jaish-e-Muhammad militant group, which is suspected of being behind a terrorist attack earlier this month on an Indian air base.