Indian terror plot to blow up Civil Secretariat in Lahore foiled

CTD arrests five RAW-backed Afghan terrorists from Shahdara

By: News Desk      Published: 10:23 AM, 10 Dec, 2020
Indian terror plot to blow up Civil Secretariat in Lahore foiled
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An Indian terrorist plan to blow up Civil Secretariat in Lahore was foiled on Thursday as the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested five RAW-backed Afghan terrorists from Shahdara, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

All the five terrorists were belonged to Afghanistan and were in receipt of financial assistance from the Indian intelligence agency RAW. 

Indian visa applications were also recovered from the terrorists. The CTD personnel also seized explosive material, weapons and Pakistan and Afghan currencies from their possession.

The terrorists, identified as Samarkand, Abdur Rahman, Imran, Wazir Gul and Asmatullah, had travelled to Pakistan from Afghanistan two months ago. 

According to a CTD spokesman, the terrorists were given the task of bombing Lahore’s Civil Secretariat in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. The target was given to them by Afghan NDS undercover agent Qari Mujeeb. RAW officers were also present in that meeting.

لاہور میں دہشت گردی کا بڑا منصوبہ ناکام، 5 دہشت گرد گرفتار

Posted by 24 News HD on Wednesday, 9 December 2020

According to a dossier Pakistan recently handed over to the United Nations, Indian intelligence agencies have been trying to unite several terror outfits across Pakistan by providing them logistical and financial support through officers of the Indian intelligence.

  After the reunion of Tehreeke-Taliban-Pakistan (TTP) with its earlier split factions of Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA) and Harkatul Ansar (HuA) in August 2020, Indian intelligence has now been working to unite TTP with Baloch groups (BLA, BRA and BLF) which are now already united under the banner of BRAS. BRAS is Baloch Raaji Aajoie Sangar – a recently united front of BLA, BRA and BLF. Indian intelligence officer, Colonel Rajesh, based in Kabul Embassy is the master coordinator behind this consortium of terror outfits, the dossier said.

   Pakistani agencies have discovered a letter in Dari that reveals that Colonel Rajesh had recently held four meetings with the field operatives of these terror outfits. Rajesh’s task is to synergize their activities and the immediate plan was to create terrorist incidents in the cities of Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar.