Militant outfit’s media cell in Gujranwala busted

Dec 27, 2019

LAHORE: The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department and an intelligence agency in a joint operation on Thursday busted media cell of the AQIS (Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent) in Gujranwala, causing a major blow to the terrorist organisation.

The cell was also involved in financing terrorist operations of the AQIS. Five senior and important members have been arrested.

An official privy to the development told Dawn that the raiding team recovered a large quantity of media equipment, funds for terror financing, suicide jackets, explosives and deadly arms.

He said officers of both agencies [CTD and ISI] had been working on the cell for quite some time on the basis of intelligence reports.

(Daily Dawn)