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CTD foils terror attack on a shrine in Pak’s Bahawalnagar

Lahore : The Pakistan Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has claimed to have foiled a terror attack on a shrine in Bahawalnagar district and arrested three alleged terrorists of banned outfits Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ).

A CTD spokesman said that after receiving information about the presence of suspected terrorists, a team raided a house near the shrine and arrested three people.

He said the suspects were identified as Muhammad Asif of Khushab, Muhammad Jamil of Lahore and Muhammad Sadiq of Toba Tek Singh.

He said the police team also recovered three IEDs, arms and ammunition and the shrine was saved from destruction with the help of bomb disposal squad.

The spokesman said initial investigations revealed that the terrorists were planning to attack the shrine.

He said police team also recovered 575 grams explosives, 9 feet 6 inches prima cord and 8 electric circuit, detonatorsfrom him.

Meanwhile, a CTD team arrested two members of a banned outfit in Alipur tehsil.(ANI)