Police arrested four Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants on Tuesday who were planning terror attacks in Karachi.
The four members of the TTP were arrested during a police raid in the Sohrab Goth area of the city, senior police official Omar Shahid told a press conference.
“The police are interrogating the four men, Amanuddin Munnoo, Ehsan Ullah, Barkat Ullah and Umer Sohrab, who had recently arrived in Karachi from North Waziristan tribal region,” Shahid said.
“They have told us that Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud sent them to Karachi to launch terror attacks,” Shahid said.
“They had plans to attack police offices, shrines and tombs and kill political and religious leaders who are against their extremist thoughts.”
Three suicide jackets, rifles, pistols and explosives had been recovered in the raid, he said.
The men were planning to bring suicide bombers to the city from North Waziristan but “the arrests foiled their attempts to strike terror in Karachi”, senior police official Mohammad Aslam Khan said.
He said investigators were questioning the suspects about the recent attacks on the CID police headquarters and a Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine.
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