LAHORE - City police have stepped up crackdown against terror suspects in the wake of recent bomb blasts and picked up dozens of suspects including Afghan nationals from various parts of the Punjab Capital. Police sources revealed that the police and other security agencies are carrying out joint raids after collecting credible information about the terror suspects and putting them under surveillance for a considerable time period. The police and security agencies conducted raids at a religious place in Raiwind locality and picked up several terror suspects including two foreign nationals few days ago. After interrogating the suspects, the law enforcement agencies widened their crackdown and nabbed over two dozens suspects including Afghan nationals from Walled City, Model Town, Civil Lines, Factory Area and Chuhng police areas. The police also recovered illegal weapons and provocative material from their possession. Interestingly, the police are not disclosing the arrests to avoid legal complications as the arrested suspects have been detained in various private cells for the last several days. Few of them were released after cross-checking of the identity cards, residential address and other documents while rest of them are under investigation, a police source said. Sources in the City Police Headquarters said that the crackdown has been intensified across the City to keep a vigilant eye on the activities of the miscreants. The policemen in plainclothes have also been deployed in sensitive areas and public places including bus stands, railway stations, and leading commercial markets. A senior police officer, when contacted, said that the police have intensified the crackdown on the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab, following some intelligence reports indicated that terrorists could strike soft targets in Lahore. The police have also stepped up security around the mosques, Imambargahs and worship places of minorities. The police have also started search operations in the sensitive areas during night hours. Sources further added that the police have also started snap checking at all the entry and exit points of the City, where the cops are strictly checking the vehicles and identity of the travelers, entering in the City or leaving the provincial metropolis.