LAHORE City Police Chief Muhammad Aslam Tareen on Friday disclosed that elements in neighbouring Afghanistan and India are behind the recent spate of suicidal attacks at mosques and shrines as anti-Pakistan forces are hell-bent upon fanning sectarian strife in the country. 'We have arrested five terrorists of banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) involved in suicide attacks on building of a sensitive intelligence agency and police (Rescue-15) on April 27, 2009, Tareen told reporters while addressing a Press conference here at Police Headquarters on Friday. The police have recovered four explosive jackets, 33 hand-grenades, a rifle, a pistol, 17 magazines and other material from their possession, he said. The important arrests of TTP terrorists from Shahdhra area ahead of holy month of Muharram have also increased security concerns in the Punjab Capital, where the police have been put on high-alert to thwart any possible terrorist attempt to disrupt peace. He said that after preliminary interrogation of the terrorists, it had been established that some elements in India and Afghanistan were providing them financial assistance and sophisticated weapons to target key government installations, and religious places like mosques and shrines. 'Most of the terrorists of this specific gang have been arrested. Some were killed during operations while the remaining will be arrested soon as we are after them, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Aslam Tareen said but avoided to share detailed information due to the sensitivity of the matter. The CCPO termed the arrests as a great achievement of the City police and said that if the terrorists had not been arrested, there were more possibilities of deadly terror attacks during the holy month of Muharram. About the arrests, he said that a special police team received information that terrorists were present in Jia Musa area of Shahdara, where they carried out armed raids successfully and captured all the terrorists. The arrested terrorists, also presented before the media, were identified as Sarfraz Ahmad, Shahbir Ahmad, Umer Hayat and Hafiz Mehmood of Faisalabad and Abid Akram of Lahore . Dr Umer Kundi, Ameer of the group, has already been killed during encounter in Faisalabad. To a question, City police chief said that they are after the mastermind of terror strikes at Karbala Gamay Shah and Data Darbar and hoped that they would be arrested soon. He also said that the TTP terrorists are acting as the instruments of foreign elements. 'Terrorism is being exported to Pakistan from Afghanistan. About 50,000 individuals cross over to Pakistan illegally per day, through our porous border. Many amongst them are terrorists, he said. He further said that mosques and shrines are symbols of peace for the followers of all the religions and no one could even think of violating their sanctity but terrorists are targeting these holy places for the fulfillment of their nefarious designs. He said that the police have finalised extraordinary security plan to keep the things under control during Muharram-ul-Haram in wake of the developments taking place in the region.