CTD spoils terrorism plan in Rawalpindi, Islamabad

Terrorists include banned outfit commander, huge quantity of explosives recovered

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Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab has arrested two terrorists including the commander of the banned outfit during raids in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. A huge quantity of explosives was recovered from the possession of the accused that was to be used for terrorist activity in the twin cities.

According to the CTD spokesman, the real name of the terrorist commander is Mohammad Nabi who had made a fake Pakistani identity card in the name of Khalid. During interrogation, Khalid revealed that six years ago he was appointed as the Amir of ISIS Khorasan Dilswali Noor Gul after pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

A huge quantity of explosives has been recovered from the possession of the alleged terrorist which was to be used in subversive activities in Rawalpindi. Terrorist Mohammad Nabi alias Khalid pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the former chief of the Islamic State group six years ago.

Khalid was involved in organizing and confronting the banned organization in Khorasan and was arrested by Afghan forces in 2019 and imprisoned in Jalalabad and Pul Charkhi jails. Khalid escaped after the Pul Charkhi jail collapsed as the Taliban came to power in 2021 and illegally entered Pakistan from Afghanistan.

In the second operation, CTD Punjab in collaboration with civil intelligence agency has arrested ISIS terrorist Farooq Abbas resident of Peshawar with explosives. The terrorist had entered Rawalpindi/Islamabad with a terror plan. The CTD has said that further investigation of the arrested terrorists was underway.

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