Key Member of Banned Terrorist Organization Arrested in Quetta Attack
In a recent operation, the Balochistan Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has successfully apprehended a key accused involved in attacks on police in Quetta. This significant breakthrough has brought Abdul Hadi, also known as Amrullah, to justice. Hailing from the Zabul province of Afghanistan, Hadi is a key member of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and has been orchestrating the activities of the outlawed outfit in Quetta.
Operating alongside six associates, all of whom are Afghan citizens, Hadi is believed to be connected to a recent attack on a police van that occurred last month. The attack took place on December 26 in the Nawan Kalan area of Quetta near Pashtunistan Chowk. A hand grenade was used in the assault, resulting in injuries to a police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and three innocent bystanders. Fortunately, the injured individuals were quickly attended to and are currently receiving medical care.
This arrest sheds light on the cross-border collaboration of banned organizations, emphasizing the need for continued vigilance and joint efforts to maintain security in the region. Authorities are now actively investigating the network’s activities and connections to ensure the safety of the public.
In a separate incident, the Immigration and Commercial Banking Circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has thwarted an audacious attempt to smuggle a substantial sum of foreign currency at the Quetta International Airport. The FIA has escalated its efforts to dismantle criminal networks engaged in illicit currency trafficking at the airport.
The apprehended individual, identified as Abdullah Gul, was destined for Sharjah. The FIA’s vigilant actions have prevented the illegal flow of funds and further criminal activities.
Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, has unfortunately been a hotbed for terrorist activities. The city has witnessed numerous attacks over the years, targeting law enforcement agencies, civilians, and public places. The arrest of Abdul Hadi brings hope for a safer Quetta and highlights the ongoing efforts to combat terrorism in the region.
As the investigation unfolds, authorities will continue to gather intelligence and pursue all possible leads to ensure the eradication of terrorist networks and the protection of innocent lives. The collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies are crucial in maintaining peace and security in Quetta and its surrounding areas.
The fight against terrorism requires constant vigilance and the cooperation of all stakeholders, including the public. By remaining alert and reporting any suspicious activities, we can contribute to a safer and more secure future for our communities.