PESHAWAR: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday claimed arresting a woman allegedly involved in target killing of a policeman five days ago.

On 25 December, unknown assailants had shot dead a 32-year-old police constable, Naeem Khan, at Arbab Road, in Peshawar, when he was going home on a motorcycle. The deceased policeman was a gunman with Inspector General Police (IGP) of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The assailants had fled the scene after killing Constable Naeem. Four bullet shells were recovered from the scene of the murder.

The CTD said in a statement that it has arrested an alleged woman target killer, identified as Nagina, also a resident of Tehkal, in connection with the murder probe. It said the investigation of the constable’s murder was continuing on scientific lines, when it came to know that Nagina had a role in the murder. The CTD said further investigation into the case is underway and the alleged killer is expected to make further revelations.

On Sunday, Peshawar Police said 10 suspects were arrested during search operations in different areas of the city. According to police, arms, ammunition and hashish were recovered from the suspects.

New Year Eve terror plot foiled

In Karachi, police claimed foiling a plot by miscreants to launch a terror attack at the New Year Eve and arrested five suspects.

Police said they raided a place in PIB Colony after receiving information about the presence of miscreants. According to police spokesman, the miscreants attacked the vehicle of police with a hand grenade and gunshots, however, the policemen remained safe. Five suspects were arrested during the raid who were planning attack at the New Year Eve. A motorcycle laden with explosive material was also recovered during the raid.

The suspects were taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Meanwhile, law enforcing agencies arrested 11 suspects during a search operation in Sahiwal. Police spokesman said arms and ammunitions were also  recovered from the suspects.

The law enforcement agencies have enhanced vigilance and security operations ahead of the New Year celebrations to avoid any untoward incident.

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