LAHORE - Law enforcement and security agencies raided a house in Kot Lakhpat area and arrested three terror suspects including two women, a private news channel reported on Thursday.

The suspects were plotting an attack on the Kot Lakhpat jail, where several convicted terrorists are imprisoned. The security personnel also recovered weapons, explosive material, maps of important buildings, and police uniforms from their possession. The terror suspects were shifted to an unknown location for further interrogation.

“We have foiled terrorists’ plan and arrested two women and a man from Farid Kot Colony near the Kot Lakhpat Jail,” a police official said.

The three were arrested during a raid at a house in Farid Kot Colony and the security agencies seized Pakistan Army uniforms, a rocket launcher, guns, bows and arrows, mobile phones and SIM cards from them, he said.

Deputy Inspector General Police Haider Ashraf confirmed the arrests of the three suspected terrorists during the raid. At least 50 death row convicts, including five terrorists who have been handed down death sentence by military courts for attacking an army camp in Punjab in 2012, are lodged in the Kot Lakhpat Jail.

The Lahore High Court recently lifted the stay on the death sentences of five terrorists as the government continued with the executions of convicted militants after the grisly Peshawar school attack.

“As their death warrants have been issued they may be executed any time,” Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent Asad Warraich said.


INP adds: Armed men gunned down a tribal elder in Khyber Agency on Thursday.

Security sources said the miscreants shot dead tribal elder Badshah Khan in Ghundi area of tehsil Jamrud in Khyber Agency and escaped from the scene.

The security forces launched a search operation in the area after the incident and during an exchange of fire with criminals an accused involved in a murder was killed while four others were arrested besides recovering arms from their possession.