The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) today apprehended three alleged female terrorists during raid in Sargodha. According to CTD sources, the women were arrested after exchange of fire near Khushab Road Bypass. Two of their male accomplices managed to escape from the scene.

Three hand grenades and two suicide vests were recovered from women’s possession. The suspects were shifted to undisclosed place for interrogation.

The raid is part of the ongoing anti-terrorism operation across Punjab province that was launched after the deadly suicide bombing in Gulshan Iqbal Park in Lahore in which 76 people, mostly women and children were killed.

Since March 27, Intelligence agencies along with Army and Rangers personnel have carried out a series of operations in different parts of Punjab and arrested hundreds of suspects.