SARGODHA: At least three suspected women bombers were detained and their suicide vests were recovered after Counter-Terror Department (CTD) led an overnight raid in Sargodha district of Punjab.
Acting on information received to CTD personnel raided a house near Khushab Bypass, where suspected saboteurs were hiding.
DSP CTD Kashif Masood told that “suicide jackets and hand grenades have also been recovered from them”.
The terrorists comprising women unlocked fire on the CTD men, which further leaded to a fire exchange. As per to source four terrorists succeeded to escape amid in the gun battle and search was under process to arrest them. The two suspects were caught with two suicide vests and a hand grenade was also seized from their procession.
The raids are being conducted as part of National Action Plan (NAP) to root out terrorism from the country.
Among the escape were two men, which escaped from the scene whereas the suspects were shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.
The raids are part of National Action Plan (NAP) which got active after the deadly suicide bomb that took place in Gulshan Iqbal Park in Lahore, in which almost 76 were left behind dead.
The operation kicked off since March 27, Intelligence agencies with the collaboration of Army and Rangers personnel have carried out a numbers of operations in several parts of Punjab and detained hundreds of suspects.
Pakistan has been hit by a wave of militant violence since it joined a U.S.-led campaign against terrorism after the September 11, 2001. Security forces have detained and killed hundred of militants under an earlier crackdown tossed after the 20
14 Peshawar school massacre. Militant violence slowed down but the banned outlaw groups have the ability to launch deadly assaults.