CTD Punjab arrests five 'militants' of banned outfits.

LAHORE -- Punjab police's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday claimed the arrest of five suspected members of banned organisations.

According to the CTD, 36 intelligence-based operations (IBOs) were carried out across the province during which several suspected militants were interrogated and arrests were made.

The five suspects have been identified as Muhammad Musa of the militant Islamic State group, Abdul Hannan of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, Rehmat Ali of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, Muavia and Muhammad Arabi of the banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, as per the CTD.

The alleged militants have been booked under several sections of the Pakistan Penal Code and the Anti-terrorism Act. The cases have been registered at CTD's Lahore, Sheikhupura and Bahawalpur police stations.

The CTD also claimed to have recovered banned outfits' literature, receipt books of proscribed outfits...

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