Police arrest TTP terrorist in Karachi

KARACHI: Police have arrested a terrorist associated with the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in  Malir area of Karachi.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Irfan Bahadur, the police conducted a raid in Malir area and arrested the terrorist. He said Usman Ghani alias Irfan is associated with TTP’s Bajauri group and is trained from Afghanistan.

Police said Usman went to Afghanistan for militant training in 2019, where he met Taliban Commander Qari Ubaidullah alias Qari Saqib. Police said the suspect knows the hidden routes to reach Afghanistan from Bajaur.

The arrested terrorist was involved in an attack over security forces in Charmang area of Bajaur, in which a sepoy was martyred. He was reportedly in contact with accomplices through Facebook, police said. Police are interrogating the terrorist and further arrests are also expected.