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Five Islamic State terrorists held in Pakistan, explosives recovered

The held IS terrorists have been booked under the anti-terrorism act

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

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The militants were planning to attack sensitive installations in Sialkot district, about 180 km from Lahore

Five planning a major in have been arrested and a huge cache of recovered from them in province, officials said on Sunday.

The militants were planning to attack sensitive installations in district, about 180 km from


They have been booked under the anti-act.

The Counter Department (CTD) of police arrested them yesterday during a raid in

Abdul Wahab, Behzad Ali, Shahzaib Zafar, Waqas and Daniyal Arshad were said to be active members of the

Some 3,400 grammes of explosives, 100-inch safety fuse, five non-electric detonators, three bags and maps have been recovered from them.

The has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Chinese nationals, including a woman, who were abducted by armed gunmen from Pakistan's restive north-west province recently.

First Published: Sun, June 11 2017. 10:44 IST
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