Three banned outfit terrorists arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers and police have foiled a terrorism plan and arrested three terrorists of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban group Sunday.

According to sources, on a tip-off, Sindh Rangers and Police conducted a raid in Gulshan-e-Maymar in Karachi and apprehended three terrorists affiliated with banned Tehrik-e-Taliban.

The arrested criminals were identified as Yaseen, Ikramullah alias Faisal and Mohammad Khalid alias Umar. Sources further disclosed two among three arrested men had recently returned from Afghanistan.

They were hatching a plot for a terrorist attack in Karachi, sources added. The arrested terrorists were affiliated with Commander Saad Bilal alias Humayun Group of the banned outfit. During the initial investigation, the arrested men confessed scores of terrorism acts.

On November 13, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested two most wanted and trained terrorists of a proscribed outfit after a gunfight on Manghopir Road.

According to a statement by CTD in-charge Mazhar Mashwani, the two most wanted terrorists of outlawed Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan were arrested after a gun battle near Nauras Chowrangi in Mangophir at midnight.

There were identified as Agha Hassan and Muhammad Ali Raza Naqvi while their accomplices Karrar Hussain and Syed Ausat Ali Rizvi managed to escape due to the darkness at night. Police recovered two 9mm pistols and six rounds of 30-bore ammunition from their possessions.

The CTD official had said that the terrorists had been declared most wanted by different institutions. The group leader Syed Ausat Ali Rizvi was allegedly heading organised sleeper cells, the officials added.