Saturday Feb 25, 2017
RAWALPINDI: Punjab Rangers has rounded up more than 600 suspects in 200 search operations conducted in various parts of Punjab, as part of the ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
The searches were conducted at suspected houses, madressahs and shops, in several parts of the province including Karor, Layyah and Rawalpindi, the ISPR said in a statement.
Four terrorists were also killed in exchange of fire with paramilitary personnel during the raids, it said.
The raids came as part of a nationwide military operation, Radd-ul-Fasaad, which is to include broad-spectrum security and counter-terrorism operations in Punjab, and continuation of ongoing operations across the country.
The campaign was launched on Wednesday following a series of deadly terror attacks in the country that left over 100 people dead.
"The arrested suspects also included Afghan nationals," read the statement. Officials also seized Jihadi material and weapons during the raids.
Besides the above mentioned, Rangers also apprehended a few facilitators of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the ISPR stated.
The ongoing operation aims include the elimination of the residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made so far and ensuring the security of Pakistan’s borders.