The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials have arrested a commander of banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during an intelligence-based operation (IBO).

According to the CTD spokesperson, a TTP commander named Zargul was arrested during a raid on a tip-off. The raiding officials have also recovered explosive material and weapons from his possession.

It was learnt that the TTP commander was wanted in several cases of the CTD Bannu region. The raid was conducted in Mir Ali tehsil of North Waziristan, CTD spokesperson added.

Earlier on December 20, CTD had foiled a major terrorism bid in Punjab’s Okara district and arrested two terrorists of the banned outfit.