KARACHI: The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of Sindh Police in a joint operation with intelligence agencies claimed to have apprehended three high-profile suspects in Karachi during two separate encounters.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Irfan Bahadur, on a tip-off from the federal intelligence agency, two trained terrorists from Afghanistan were apprehended during a police encounter.
The police official further said that weapons and other material were recovered from the possession of the arrested suspects.
He said during the initial investigation, the suspects, Nabi Gul and Mohammad Aqeel, confessed to involve in the target-killing of two Intelligence Bureau officers on Burns Road in the year 2008.
The two suspects also confessed to carrying out dozens of crimes, including murders, in different parts of the city.
Separately, SSP SIU Bahadur said SIU carried out another intelligence-based operation and another wanted Lyari gang-war criminal.
The police official said that police recovered illegal weapons and ammunition from him. The suspect, identified as Shehzad alias Chottu, confessed to being a part of more than 40 murders.
Shehzad allegedly participated in the target-killings of rival Baba Ladla group members, upon the instructions of faction leader Uzair Jan Baloch.
Further investigation is underway and it is expected that more arrests will be carried out based on the information extracted from the suspects in custody, police said.