The militants were planning to attack sensitive installations in Sialkot district which is about 180 km from Lahore.
The arrested of the ISIS have been identified as Abdul Wahab, Behzad Ali, Shahzaib Zafar, Waqas and Daniyal Arshad. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police arrested them on Saturday during a raid in Sialkot.
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Police said that around 3,400 grammes of explosives were recovered from them, further including 100-inch safety fuse, five non-electric detonators, and three bags and maps.
The ISIS terror group has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Chinese nationals, including a woman, who were abducted by armed gunmen from Pakistan’s restive north-west Balochistan province recently.