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CTD foils 'possible militant attack' on Islamabad Stock Exchange

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  • Three men responsible for Rawalpindi blast arrested
  • CTD says they planned to bomb Islamabad Stock Exchange
  • Militant organisations operating from Afghanistan provided financial support
The Counter-Terrorism Department said on Tuesday that it had foiled a possible militant attack on the Islamabad Stock Exchange after the arrest of three terrorists involved in the Rawalpindi bomb blast.
A statement issued by the CTD said the militants admitted to carrying out four terrorist attacks in Pakistan and planned to bomb the Islamabad Stock Exchange. It said militant organisations operating from Afghanistan had provided financial support.
The CTD-Lahore said it seized explosives during the operation.
Read more: Explosion leaves at least 25 injured in Rawalpindi

At least 25 people were injured in an explosion near the Ganj Mandi police station in Rawalpindi on Sunday. Initial reports suggested it was a hand grenade attack.
City Police Officer Rawalpindi Mohammad Ahsan Younas said it was the second attack near a police station in 10 days.
In the last attack, on December 4, at least one man was killed and seven others were injured when an improvised explosive device exploded near the Pir Wadhai police station.




 

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