Four suspected militants allegedly associated with Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) were detained Friday night after a shootout with police in the Saddar area.
Preedy police station SHO Kamal Nasim told The Express Tribune that they were tipped off about the presence of suspected militants near MA Jinnah Road. “A police mobile van was rushed to the spot, and as soon as the suspects saw it, they opened fire.” The police returned fire, and after a brief firefight the suspects were rounded up.
Police claimed that they have also seized four kilos of explosives and as many sub-machine guns and a motorcycle without any registration plate. “The suspects belong to the AQIS,” Nasim said and identified them as Zain Ansari, Hasan, Hussain and Raza.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2016.