MANSEHRA, 19 October: The Mansehra Police and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in a joint operation have busted a network of banned organisations in Balakot area of Mansehra.

District Police Officer (DPO) Mansehra Najeebur Rehman said the operation was carried out in Banda area on Sunday during which a number of militants were arrested. He said 30 kilograms explosive material, military uniforms and equipment used in preparation of suicide jackets was recovered from the possession of the arrested militants. He said the militants were planning to target the morning processions at Silk Route during Muharram.

The DPO said the arrested militants were wanted to police in several cases.

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