The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday said it had arrested 13 suspects associated with defunct organisations during various intelligence-based operations (IBOs).
According to a CTD spokesperson, explosive material, grenades and cash were also recovered from those arrested terrorists. The raids were conducted in Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Sheikhupura and Jhelum areas of Punjab.
Cases have been registered against the arrest and a probe has begun into the matter, the CTD officials said.
The CTD officials said as many as 105 suspects have been taken into custody during 625 combing operations in Punjab, last week in order to maintain law and order situation in the province.
On Sep 21, the wanted commander of outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Nasrullah, was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Karachi.
The CTD in-charge Khurram Waris said in a statement that a key commander of TTP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Nasrullah was arrested from Karachi’s Kuwari Colony and arms were also recovered from his possession.