Islamabad, Dec 4: Pakistan Police on Wednesday arrested five members of a terrorist network, including a woman, while they were planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the country, police confirmed.
According to Superintendent of Police in Peshawar Shoaib Khan, the woman was trying to shift the explosives for terrorist acts to a public place in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.
While the woman was arrested on Monday, four others were arrested on the basis of information given by the woman during interrogation. He said police conducted further raids after the arrests.
"The woman could not carry out terrorist acts in Peshawar due to security alert and wanted to transfer the explosives to Lahore. However, police in an intelligence-based operation arrested her," Xinhua quoted the police officer said.
He said the terrorist network was operating from neighbouring Afghanistan, adding the woman and four others have been handed over to the Counter-Terrorism Department in Peshawar for further investigation.
Pakistani security officials said that Pakistani militants have moved to Afghanistan as a result of military operations in the country's tribal districts, bordering Afghanistan, over the past few years. (UNI)