Police have foiled a major terror plan in Sargodha today (Saturday), arresting two alleged terrorists belonging to Al-Qaeda.
Five hand grenades, 37 mortar shells, two kilograms of explosives and seven kalshnikovs were also recovered during the raid.
According to police, the suspected terrorists were planning a major terror attack during Muharram-ul-Haram.
Separately, the security forces arrested eight Afghan nationals from Nushki town of Balochistan on a tip-off from intelligence agencies.
The suspects have been moved to undisclosed location for interrogation.
The arrests came a day after two explosions targeted Rawalpindi-bound Jaffer Express in the town of Much, 55 kilometres (35 miles) east of Balochistan’s provincial capital Quetta, killing at least eight people besides wounding more than 20 others.