7 suspected terrorists arrested amid terror threats in Pakistan

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Seven suspected terrorists have been arrested from the Sargodha district of eastern Punjab province, Pakistani police quoted by local media said on Thursday evening.

Local media quoted sources from the Punjab province police department as saying that the Counter Terrorism Department of police raided a militant hideout in Sargodha and arrested the suspected terrorists who belong to a banned organization.

The reports added that an intense fire exchange took place between suspected terrorists and the raiding police personnel before the suspects surrendered.

An intelligence agency of Pakistan army reportedly provided a tip-off besides helping police to conduct the successful operation.

Police told media that the suspects were planning the assassination of some important figures as well as triggering sectarian conflict in the country.

Police personnel also recovered explosives, hand grenades and arms from the suspects, the reports added.

The arrest is made at the time when security agencies have declared a high alert in all major cities of the country after intelligence agencies issued threat alert of possible terrorist attacks at government institutions and officials.

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