ISLAMABAD - Police on Saturday arrested two suspected terrorists in the suburbs of the city from T-cross Chowk Rawat.

The police also recovered explosive material of approximate five kilograms, HE-36 hand grenades, 15 safety fuse pin, four prima cord (red colour), 13 feet prima cord (black colour) and 21 Ft battery of 12 Volt from them. The terrorists are identified as Sadaqat Khan s/o Muhammad Afzal Khan, resident of Bagh Azad Kashmir, and Anwar-ul-Haq Abbasi s/o Tariq Abbasi, resident of district Abbottabad.

According to police spokesman, station house officer (SHO) of Sihala Police Station along with other police officials was present on T Chowk on special checking and tried to stop two suspects but they ran away. After chasing, police arrested two suspected terrorists and recovered explosive material from them. Police have registered first information report (FIR) under section 3/4 explosive act against both the suspects.

Senior police officials appreciated the performance of Sihala police officials and announced cash prize and certificates. SSP Islamabad also issued directives to SHOs to initiate action against criminals.

MILITANTS COMMANDER ARRESTED IN PESHAWAR: Staff Reporter from Peshawar adds: Law enforcement agencies in a successful crackdown on Saturday arrested an alleged militant's commander involved in the supply of explosive for conducted terrorist activities in Peshawar.

As per intelligence sources the alleged militant commander belonged to Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, a banned outfit of Taliban militants. The militants' mastermind who is identified Lal Safdar is also cousin of Lal Badshah who was killed few days back while supplying explosives in a rickshaw. On that occasion the blast resulted in killing of Lal Badhshah in Phando area while two others persons got injured.

Later after detail probe into the incident law enforcement agencies arrested the alleged person, who confessed his crime in front of investigation team. Sources said that important developments are expected in the case.

It is pertinent to mention here that soon after Phando blast four days ago, several persons were taken into custody by law enforcement agencies, however they were later released while in another crackdown Lal Safdar was arrested.