Pak authorities arrest 2 Taliban militants from Sheikhupura
SHEIKHUPURA: Pakistani authorities have arrested two Taliban militants and recovered 66 grenades and nine sophisticated rifles from their possession, officials said today. The terrorists were arrested in Sheikhupura, 40 km from Lahore, when police raided a house on the basis of a tip-off, said Assistant Superintendent of Police Haider Ashraf.
“Sixty-six grenades, nine sophisticated rifles and scores of bullets were recovered from them,” he said.
During interrogation, the arrested men disclosed that they had plans to target sensitive places in Punjab province, Ashraf said.
The arrested men were alleged members of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and were involved in cases of kidnapping people for ransom, he said.