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Terrorists held, explosives seized

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 4, 2010 | Last Updated: 10 years ago
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Posted: Jul 4, 2010 | Last Updated: 10 years ago
Terrorists held, explosives seized

Staff Report

LAHORE: Police on Sunday apprehended 11 terrorists, including an alleged mastermind of recent attacks on Jinnah Hospital and Ahmadis’ worship places in Lahore.

According to police, they conducted a search operation in Shahidra, Muridke and other parts of the city during the last few days, arresting 11 suspected terrorists, who are believed to have carried out attacks on Ahmedis and Jinnah Hospital.

In addition, a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including hundreds of missiles, anti-craft guns, rocket launchers, hand grenades, modern rifles and 23,000 kilograms of explosives, were recovered from the possession of held suspects.

According to police authorities, this was the largest-ever arms depot, which could have devastated at least one-third area of the city.

The police further said that terrorists had stored the explosives in three different locations in the provincial capital. But the police was investigating how the terrorists managed to bring such a huge quantity of arms and ammunition to the city.

According to investigation agencies, terrorists were trying to build arms depot in different cities of Punjab. SAMAA

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