KARACHI: Sindh police on Sunday claimed to have apprehended four terrorists allegedly affiliated with the banned outfit Al-Qaeda from the Gulistan-e-Johar area of the metropolis.
Senior superintendent of police for the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Syed Irfan Ali Bahadur said the four alleged militants were apprehended during a targeted operation carried out by the Sindh Police’s SIU personnel and federal intelligence agencies.
They were identified as Muhammad Bilal alias Fida, Muhammad Umar Muhammad Amir and Muhammad Waseem.
The police official further said weapons and explosive material, including three grenades, 10 detonators and two Kalashnikovs were recovered from the arrested criminals’ possession.
SSP said during initial investigation the terrorists claimed their alleged involvement in heinous crimes in the metropolis, adding that the alleged terrorists were trained in Afghanistan.
He said the alleged terrorists wanted to target the Pakistan Stock Exchange, the City Court, the Police Training Centre, and offices of the law enforcement agencies.The arrested terrorist were shifted to undisclosed location for further investigation.
Earlier, on April 17, Sindh Rangers in a joint operation with Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) had apprehended two most-wanted terrorists of a banned outfit organization in Karachi.
According to rangers’ spokesman, acting on intelligence reports, the Rangers and CTD personnel had conducted a targeted operation and arrested two most wanted terrorists, Samiullah alias Arshad and Muhammad Jaffar alias Barkat alias Iftikhar.
The Rangers spokesman further said that the arrested terrorists were involved in attacks on Pakistan Army, Navy, Rangers and police.