Police arrest 3 terror suspects carrying suicide jackets in Jhang
ISLAMABAD/FAISALABAD: Jhang Police said on Wednesday they arrested three terror suspects carrying two suicide jackets and chemicals in Shorkot on Tuesday night. The arrested were produced in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday and placed on physical remand for six days in police custody, APP reported.
Online cited Jhang District Police Officer (DPO) Amjad Javed as saying the terrorists were arrested on Tuesday night from Mir Wala Bridge and were attempting to target prominent politicians.
He said the suspected terrorists were Ghulam Shabir, Muhammad Amin and Muhammad Ramazan and that they belonged to a banned outfit. The three men were suspected to be members of the outlawed Sunni Muslim militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, APP reported local police officer Pervez Tareen Sardar as having said. He said the three men were waiting at a bus stop in Pul Miran village when residents became suspicious and called the police. It was not clear what aroused the residents’ suspicions. They were carrying the suicide jackets and chemicals in shopping bags, he added.
Police officials told APP the terrorists were targeting former National Assembly speaker Syed Fakhar Imam, former federal minister Syeda Abida Hussain, Faisal Saleh Hayat, Waqas Akram and Sheikh Yaqoob. The three suspected terrorists appeared before the ATC and were placed under physical remand for six days by Justice Bashir Ahmad Bhatti. They will appear before the court again on March 4.
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