ISLAMABAD - A day after the Rawalpindi blast, the Islamabad capital territory police recovered a huge quantity of explosive and detonators from two houses situated in the jurisdiction of Tarnol police station on Tuesday.

The police action came following a tip off-off provided by an anonymous informer about suspicious goods being unloaded off a car into a house with high walls. The police teams reached the spot and found 80kgs dynamites, 42 and about 350 feet of detonating Cord and arrested three accused.

"On getting information the Tarnol Police raided two houses at Dhoke Piracha Dakhli Sarai Kharbooza Tarnol. A huge quantity of explosive  substances and arrested three accused including Saif Ur Rehman, Shah Faisal and Ahmad Yar of Malakand Agency," a spokesperson of police told media men.

He added that the police have registered a case against the accused and started investigating the case.

The police was yet to share detail of preliminary investigation from accused with media. However, sources said, accused were planning to attack sensitive locations in the in Islamabad, the federal capital. Meanwhile, the Islamabad police further enhanced already beefed up security following recovery of huge quantity of explosive material.

Various halting points in Islamabad have been also specified to keep strict checking of those entering or leaving the city. 

IGP said that all SPs/ASPS/SDPOs have been directed to launch crackdown against anti-social elements, miscreants and suspected elements. Rapid response force of Pakistan Rangers has been deputed in Islamabad at various points.