File Photo: CTD recovered weapons from the terrorists arrested in Balochistan's Khuzdar district: photo taken from social media

Staff Reporter:

QUETTA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) conducted an operation and arrested key accused involved in attacks on police in the city. The spokesman of CTD said a significant breakthrough has been achieved as Abdul Hadi alias Amrullah, a key member of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has been apprehended. The arrested individual, who hails from the Zabul region of Afghanistan, was reportedly orchestrating the activities of the banned outfit within Quetta.

Accused Operated Alongside 6 Associates

According to the CTD spokesperson, Abdul Hadi operated alongside six associates in Quetta, all of whom are Afghan citizens. The accused is believed to be connected to a recent attack on a police van that occurred last month. This incident, transpiring on December 26, 2023, targeted a police mobile on patrol in the Nawan Kalan area of Quetta, specifically near Pashtunistan Chowk.

Accused Involved In Hand Grenade Attacks At Police

The attack involved the use of a hand grenade, resulting in injuries to a police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and three innocent bystanders. The injured individuals were promptly attended to and are currently receiving medical care. The arrest of Abdul Hadi sheds light on the cross-border collaboration of banned organizations,

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