MULTAN - The Counter-Terrorism Department foiled a major terrorism bid here in the wee hours of Friday and arrested four terrorists including two women.

The CTD also recovered a big cache of arms and explosives here in Jahangirbad area. According to CTD sources, a six-year-old girl was also taken into protective custody during the operation. The CTD personnel, on a tip-off, stopped a car in the suburban Jahangirabad area and recovered nine kg of explosive material, 13 detonators and a large quantity of arms from the car. The CTD arrested four suspects including two women.

According to the authority, the explosive material was being smuggled from Khanewal to Multan for carrying out terrorist activities.