Pakistan's law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Sunday claimed to have thwarted a major terrorist plot to target the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's upcoming 'Azadi March. According to the Dawn, security forces carried out a search operation in the Kulachi Tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan and arrested three terrorists after receiving a tip off about the terrorists' presence,
District Police Officer Dera Ismail Khan Sadiq Baloch, while speaking to the media at his office, said that police acted on a tip off about the presence of TTP Commander 'Qari Ikram' and his accomplices, who were involved in an attack on Noori Shrine's care taker Faqir Jamshid a few days back, the report said. A group of unidentified men reportedly opened fire on the police force during the search operation.
The men managed to give a slip to the police and left two bikes behind as they fled. Sadiq Baloch said security forces carried out a search operation in Gara Jana area and destroyed at least six hideouts of the militant commander, the report said. At least two suicide vests, hand grenades, one rifle, 21 remote controls, 70 ICs were reportedly seized by the police during the search operation.