Pak authorities arrest seven terrorists; foil attack in Punjab province: Police
LAHORE: A major terror attack was foiled after law enforcement authorities arrested seven terrorists, including a key commander of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who were planning a major terror attack in the country’s Punjab province, police said on Monday. The terrorists were arrested from different places in Punjab province on Sunday after the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the provincial police received intelligence about their attack plan in their respective areas, following which they in collaboration with an intelligence agency foiled their plot. A spokesperson of the CTD department said that the terrorists were arrested from Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Rawalpindi and Sargodha districts of Punjab. He said that the terrorists were on the verge of causing attacks to sabotage several installations in the province.