Peshawar: Police foiled a sabotage plot within the metropolis and arrested eight terrorists.
According to CCPO Muhammad Ali Gandapur, the arrested terrorists belonged to the banned Lashkar-e-Islam, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and ISIS and have been planning terrorist actions in Peshawar. Four terrorists have been arrested after a police encounter and 4 extra terrorists have been later arrested on their identification.
The arrested terrorists embody Liaqat, Khan Akbar, Akif, Wajid, Nandar Ali, Hussain Shah, Muhammad Zaman and Merajuddin. One of them is from neighboring Afghanistan whereas the opposite is from Khyber District. Four grenades, a Kalashnikov and 4 pistols have been recovered from their possession. Two bikes and a automobile used within the sabotage have been additionally recovered. An investigation into the terrorists has been launched.
According to police officers, the detained terrorists carried out hand grenade assaults on manufacturing unit test posts on January 14 and February 23, hand grenade assaults on merchants' homes and kiln kilns in Matni on May 1 and in Bhana Mari on May 10. Are The arrested terrorists are additionally concerned in extortion actions.