4 Daesh terrorists held in Lahore

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The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and intelligence agencies Friday arrested at least four terrorists belonging to Daesh, also known as Islamic State, during a joint raid in Allama Iqbal Town area of Lahore.

The arrested suspects have been identified as Abdullah Aalam, Muhammad Hafeez, Nisar Ahmed and Ahmed Tassawur who were planning to target government buildings and sensitive installations in the provincial capital.

According to reports, two 2kg explosives, detonators and weapons were recovered during the operation near Moon Market area.

Earlier this month, Pak Army spokesperson Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa briefed media that the law enforcement agencies have so far arrested 309 people associated with Islamic State (IS) in Pakistan.

Bajwa said major terror attacks planned by the IS on targets, including the ministry of foreign affairs, foreign embassies, consulates and their staff, the Islamabad airport, prominent public figures, media persons and law enforcement personnel, were averted.

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