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

Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: Law enforcement agencies and the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Balochistan have successfully thwarted an attempt by the banned terrorist organization Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to establish its centers in Balochistan, the CTD Spokesman said on Thursday.

Recent intelligence revealed that the most dangerous and wanted terrorist commander, a Shura member, had reached Balochistan with the aim of setting up a terrorist network, he informed.

Further investigation exposed a complex network involving both local and foreign terrorists. Acting on this critical information, the CTD and law enforcement agencies have launched a comprehensive operation against the network. This operation is expected to lead to the arrest of key terrorists and the detention of several facilitators, he revealed.

All the gathered information has been thoroughly verified, and additional intelligence continues to be obtained. Officials are confident that, the main terrorists of the group will soon be apprehended and brought to justice.

Due to the ongoing operation, terrorists’ plans have been significantly disrupted, preventing them from achieving their malicious objectives. The law enforcement agencies are employing their full professionalism and expertise to ensure the success of this mission and maintain peace and security in the province, he said.

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