Police arrest three alleged terrorists from Karachi

Published: March 21, 2013

Police nabbed three alleged terrorists from Manghopir, Karachi. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The police arrested three alleged terrorists of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jaghnvi (LeJ) after a brief shootout at Manghopir Road in Karachi on Thursday.

The police claimed the encounter was not planned.

The alleged terrorists were riding two motorcycles when a police mobile intercepted them for routine check but the suspects opened fire at the police, narrated DSP Asghar Usman while talking to The Express Tribune.

After a brief shootout, the police succeeded in arresting the alleged terrorists while one of their member managed to escape, said DSP Usman, adding that the police also recovered 30kg explosive material, two 9mm and one 30 bore pistol from their possession.

The police claimed that Shaukat Sardar alias Usman alias Usama confirmed affiliation with the LeJ while Inamullah alias Farooq and Tawakkal alias Waziri said that they worked for the TTP.

DSP Usman claimed that Sardar confessed his involvement in at least three targeted killings of a sectarian nature.

“They have formed a new group comprising 14 or 15 persons in the area to expand the racket of extortion and those who denied money were targeted with hand grenades,” said the police officer.

In 2010, Sardar along with his aide killed a salesman Shahzad Raza in Bahadurabad area and few months later murdered Pasban-e-Aza president Nayyar Zaidi in Chenesar Goth area.

Sardar also confessed the recent killing of Jaffaria Alliance leader Agha Aftab Haider Jafari and Mirza Shahid Ali near the parking plaza located in Saddar, said the officer.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Syed
    Mar 21, 2013 - 7:13PM

    Agha Aftab Haider Jafari was coming to San Jose, California for this past Mohurram and these people killed him. How come we always do hear about the arrest of such people but the killings of Shia just never seem to slow down. Will we ever in our lifetime see these convicted killer get the death penalty? Can we ever get justice in Pakistan? How many innocent Shias these people have killed by these groups but koi poochnay wala nahi :(

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Mar 21, 2013 - 8:29PM

    what is this nonsense of arresting and should have been sent to heavens through police action for which these killers are killing innocent people.

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  • Kaffir Sahib
    Mar 21, 2013 - 9:43PM

    @syed baqar ahsan: Syed sahib, I never agree murder of even my worst enemy ( I do not have any) but I wish to ADMIT very clearly, that I agree with your comment. Police has a legal cover to eliminate these killers and if I still remember, its ” Killed in ENCOUNTER”

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  • wizarat
    Mar 21, 2013 - 9:59PM

    Why is it that we are not allowed to see their faces. Maybe we would be able to recognize them next time when the courts or the police let them go.

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  • Syed
    Mar 21, 2013 - 10:33PM

    Agha Aftab Haider was just a nice guy too. He worked at a Bank and also Zakir e Imam Hussain (a.s.) yet these low life killers killed him from the orders of their bosses. How long should we wait until someone takes law in their own hands?Recommend

  • Xnain
    Mar 22, 2013 - 11:27AM

    @Syed:
    Bhai sahib if you would have read the news couple of days ago, the death was “avenged” when prof usman was gunned down by “unknown” people. The are two sides to the mirror, unless we dont recognize it we will always be wondering nowhere.

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