3 terrorists arrested with bombs, Adiala Jail map in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi CPO says ammunitions, automatic weapons also recovered from 'Afghan terrorists'

Police officials stand guard outside the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on October 23, 2023. — AFP
Police officials stand guard outside the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on October 23, 2023. — AFP

  • CPO Hamdani says terrorists hail from Afghanistan.
  • Police launch search operation around Adiala Jail.
  • Imran Khan is incarcerated in the same prison.


RAWALPINDI: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday claimed to have arrested three terrorists and recovered a map of Adiala Jail, a hand grenade and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from their possession.

Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO) Khalid Hamdani said police recovered automatic weapons and ammunition from the terrorists. After this, police and other law enforcement agencies launched a search operation around Adiala Jail, where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan is also incarcerated.

The CPO said the terrorists hailed from Afghanistan and further investigation from them was underway.

Earlier on November 7, 2023, police found a suspicious bag laden with an explosive device near Adiala Road in Gorakhpur, Rawalpindi, just one kilometre away from the Adiala jail ahead of the hearing of the cipher case.

Law enforcement agencies have already expressed concern about the security of former prime minister Imran Khan and all of the case hearings are held under tight security inside the prisons.

He was shifted to Adiala from Attock on September 26 amid tight security, a day after the Islamabad High Court’s order in this regard.

An 18-vehicle convoy — including 15 vehicles of Islamabad police — two armoured vehicles and an ambulance had escorted Khan via motorway.