Lahore, Aug 18 (PTI) Pakistani security agencies on Tuesday claimed to have foiled a terrorist attack in Lahore and arrested a would-be suicide-bomber belonging to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar.
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police said in a statement issued here that it arrested the terrorist of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar near the Lahore railway station on Tuesday.
The terrorist, identified as Liaquat, has been shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.
“The JA terrorist wanted to target sensitive installations and law enforcers,” it said and added that a suicide bombing vest and explosive material have been recovered from him.
In February last, an anti-terrorism court in Lahore handed down death sentence and 300 years imprisonment to three terrorists of the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar for their involvement in the 2014 Wagah border bombing that killed over 60 people. PTI MZ ZH ZH