14 terror suspects arrested in Pakistan

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Islamabad, Jun 18: Pakistani law-enforcement agencies have arrested 14 terror suspects from Lahore and Rawalpindi and seized more than 330 kg of explosives from them. ''Eleven terror suspects were arrested in the Shadhra area of Lahore and 80 kg of explosives was recovered from them,'' a report in the local media said today.

The law-enforcement officials also seized explosives-laden suicide belts and a hit list containing names of important people and addresses of police stations from them. The suspects, from the Qari Zafar group, were arrested following a tip-off. Information gleaned from the suspected terrorists during initial investigations led to the seizure of more explosives and suicide belts from various rented places in the city, they said.

Dawn News reported that the Special Investigations branch of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested three alleged terrorists from Rawalpindi and recovered 250 kg explosives from their possession.

FIA Director General Tariq Pervez told the news channel that the three terrorists were arrested on a lead given by six others arrested earlier this month.

He said the police had obtained a seven-day remand against the three accused. Geo News reported that the alleged terrorists had confessed that they wanted to target the President's Camp Office.

FIA officials said the arrested men belonged to a group of suicide bombers that was threatening security forces and the FIA investigation team. Security has been beefed up around the FIA headquarters.


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