In two major operations in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the Counter-Terrorism Department on Wednesday arrested two most wanted terrorists, including a commander of the banned Daesh organization, TV channel 24NewsHD reported.
Acting on a tip-off, Punjab CTD nabbed the most wanted Daesh commander Khalid/Muhammad Nabi. The Daesh commander has a Pakistani identity card with the fake name of Muhammad Nabi. A large quantity of weapons was found by the CTD police.
During the investigation it was revealed that the explosive material found was to be used in subversive activities in Rawalpindi.
During his altercation, Khalid/Muhammad Nabi admitted that after pledging allegiance to former Daesh Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi six years ago, he was appointed Amir Daesh Karasan Dilsawali Noor Gul. He said he was tasked with organizing Daesh in Harasan and remained busy fighting and defending Daesh-controlled areas.
Khalid/Muhammad Nabi was also arrested by Afghan forces in 2019 and remains incarcerated in Jalalabad Pul Charhi prisons. He managed to escape from Pul Charhi prison when it was broken after the Taliban came to power in 2021. He said he entered Pakistan illegally from Afghanistan.
In another major operation, Punjab CTD with the help of civilian intelligence agency arrested another Daesh terrorist Farooq Abbas hailing from Peshawar.
CTD caught him along with explosive material.
The Daesh terrorist entered the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in order to carry out terrorist activities in these cities.
The investigations of these two Daesh operatives are ongoing.
Reporter Ali Sahi