Lahore, Jun.9 (ANI): After being flushed out of Waziristan by the Pakistan Army, extremists are now trying to expand their terror territory and establish their new base in the Punjab province, which has witnessed several bloody strikes resulting in death of countless innocent persons in the recent past.
This was revealed during interrogation of some of the injured militants, who were nabbed in a raid conducted by security officials in the township area of Lahore.
At least nine alleged terrorists were arrested during the raid.
"Four suspects could not speak any other language except Afghani and all of them had bullet wounds. During the police raid, law enforcers found all four being treated at the house, which was acting as a mini-hospital. The police team also found weapons and ammunition at the house, besides a large quantity of drugs," The Daily Times quoted sources, as saying.
Officials also believe that extremists were using funds generated from drug smuggling to finance their nefarious activities in the province.
"This raid shows that terrorists are using drug money to fund their activities. The recovery of large quantities of drugs and some past incidents of foiled attempts to smuggle heroin from Lahore to other parts of the country supports this theory," officials said.
More importantly, the house where these militants were being treated was situated in the area adjacent to Model Town, where suicide attackers targeted the offices of the Special Intelligence Agency (SIA) in March. (ANI)