KARACHI: The chief of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Karachi chapter, arrested earlier this month, has confessed to killing the son of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, confirmed Crime Investigation Department (CID) Sindh Police on Wednesday.
SSP CID Fayyaz Khan said that Abdul Qayyum Mehsood confessed to killing Rashid Hussain by firing at him in Nowshera on July 24 last year. The culprit also told the police that he was accompanied by Naqeebullah and Kaleemullah, two of his fellows who were later killed in a drone strike.
The TTP man also said that the killing was properly planned.
Hussain was out on a walk with his friend in the Pabbi area near Nowshera district when gunmen opened fire at them. They both were shifted to a hospital where Hussain succumbed to his injuries.
The SSP said that the TTP leader was arrested on January 5 along with three of his accomplices in a police encounter in Manghopir. Several weapons, suicide jackets and rockets were also recovered from their possession.
CID AIG Shabbir Shiekh had said that the suspects were involved in a dozen bomb attacks, kidnappings for ransom, murders and robberies in Karachi.
Police kills alleged terrorist, two flee at Empress Market
The police claimed to have killed an alleged terrorist in an encounter at Empress Market in Karachi, reported Express News.
Two of his accomplices managed to escape, said the police.
A hand grenade has been recovered from the killed suspect; however, his identity still remains unknown.