Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

Police arrest 5 'terrorists' planning attacks in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan – Pakistani counter-terrorism police say they have arrested five "terrorists" who have been planning attacks on security agencies and seized explosive vests and weapons in the country's east.

Senior officer Rai Tahir says that he has planned to attack intelligence agencies in the city of Bahawalpur.

Tahir said police counter-terrorism teams raided the men's hideout. He said suicide jackets, hand grenades, lethal weapons, ammunition and money to finance their operations were seized.

Tahir said an initial investigation revealed that Tehreek-e-Taliban was coordinating with al-Qaeda for attacks in Punjab province.

Activists in Pakistan. Most in recent years have been linked to the Pakistani Taliban.

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