Terror attempt countered in Islamabad, 190Kg explosives seized


ISLAMABAD: Police on Saturday have countered a suspected terror attempt as at least 190 kilogram (Kg) explosives, huge cache of weapons and detonators were seized while as many as six terrorists were arrested in Tarnol.


Tarnol Police Station personnel raided a house in the locality at around 8 am on a tip off from intelligence agencies.

The security forces including Rangers and Elite Force personnel seized at least 190 Kg explosives, chemicals, six detonators, a 1,700 metre long wire, thousands of bullets and huge cache of weapons.

As many as six militants were apprehended from the place who have been shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.

The weapons include eight sub-machine guns (SMG), a Triple Two, two M16s, a 7mm, three repeaters, at least 19 30-bore pistols, three 9mms, seven 12-bore rifles, five pump-action guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

A stolen car and two motorcycles have also been recovered in the raid.

Following the raid, a search operation was conducted in Tarnol in which at least 65 suspected criminals were arrested.

A huge amount of narcotics has also been seized in the operation.