Four militants planning major terror attack on Dec 25 arrested in Peshawar

Four militants planning major terror attack on Dec 25 arrested in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Security forces arrested four terrorists, including a commander in banned clothing, and reportedly planned to carry out a major terrorist attack in Peshawar on Christmas Day on December 25.

The arrests were made from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Khyber district.

In a raid at a house in Sipah Thursday night, security forces and police arrested the four terrorists, one of whom was identified as Zakir Afridi, a commander of Lashkar-e-Islam.

Lashkar-e-Islam is a banned militant organisation active in and around Peshawar’s Khyber. It was founded in 2004 by Mufti Munir Shakir.

Three suicide jackets and six improvised explosive devices were also seized from the possession of the terrorists.

The source said that another search operation was carried out using the intelligence of the arrested man in Badabo Village, where eight terrorist facilitators were arrested.

According to security sources, the terrorists and their facilitators have been moved to an undisclosed location for further interrogation.

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