KARACHI: Police arrested two suspected in connection with ongoing target killings in Karachi from Orangi Town on Sunday.
Speaking to the media in Karachi, CCPO Karachi Fayyaz Leghari said that the suspect, named Naseem Firoon and his accomplices were involved in the target killing of doctors and belonged to banned militant organisation Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
The CCPO also revealed that the arrested men were planning an attack on an Ahmadi worship place in Karachi.
Banned militant organistations have been linked to target killings in Karachi, with a Crime Investigation Department (CID) report regarding terrorism in Sindh stating that out of 246 terrorists apprehended between August 2001 and May 2010, 94 belong to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, 12 to the Sipah-e-Sahaba, 40 to the Harkatul Mujahideen al Alami, 36 to the Tehreeke- Taliban Pakistan/al Qaeda.
The National Assembly in September adopted a unanimous resolution asking the government to take ‘pragmatic steps’ in order to control target killings in parts of the country, especially Karachi.