The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday rounded up four takfiri terrorists of a banned Deobandi outfit in Multan, seizing a sizeable quantity of arms and explosives from them.
According to details, the CTD conducted a raid on a tip-off and arrested four activists of banned outfit, who were identified as Nasir, Ali, Tahir and Shafqat.
According to CTD sources, the arrested belong to banned Deobandi terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, the sister-wing of the proscribed ASWJ.
The suspects had plotted terrorist attack on processions held on the ninth of Muharram in Multan, according to CTD sources.
The CTD also claimed to have recovered six hand grenades, two pistols, one IED (improvised explosive device), two-kilogram explosives, three-meter detonating cord, eight-meter safety, and ten detonators from the suspects.
Police registered a case against the suspects and started further investigation.
Mourners are taking out processions across the country today, the ninth of Muharram, to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala.
Strict security measures have been taken in light of the occasion. The mobile and internet services have been suspended in the parts of the country.