KARACHI: At least 110 suspects were apprehended by law enforcement agencies on late Friday and early Saturday morning under the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad from Lahore, Islamabad, Sialkot and Peshawar.
According to reports, Islamabad police arrested 43 suspects, including four Afghan nationals from different bus stops and bus stations. Meanwhile, in Lahore, during search operations in hostels of Punjab University and other areas of the city, seven suspects were taken into custody.
In Sialkot’s Hajipura, ten suspects were detained and in Peshawar police claimed to arrest at least 50 people.
Earlier, on Friday six terrorists were killed in an encounter with the counter-terrorism force (CTF) in Muzaffargarh on Thursday night while four managed to escape.
Part of the ongoing countrywide crackdown against terrorists in Pakistan, the counter-terrorism force in Muzzafargarh carried out an operation near the PT link canal in the Pati Sultan Mahmood area to apprehend a terrorist belonging to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).
The raid was carried out to apprehend Yaseen aka Imran aka Amjad who belonged to the LeJ.
According to sources, when the raiding party reached the area the terrorists opened fire upon them. In the ensuing gunfight, six terrorists including Yaseen aka Imran aka Amjad were killed while another four managed to escape.
Law enforcers seized a large cache of arms and ammunition including 2 government-issued rifles, 3 pistols and hand grenades from those killed in the encounter.