CID arrests suspect involved in Ghas Mandi blast

Published: April 25, 2011
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SSP CID says alMukhtar terrorist organisation was behind the explosion. PHOTO: AFP

SSP CID says alMukhtar terrorist organisation was behind the explosion. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: The Sindh Police’s Crime Investigation Department (CID) claimed to have cracked the April 21 blast case at a gambling den in Karachi.

According to SSP CID Fayyaz Khan, the little-known alMukhtar terrorist group was behind the planted explosion, which has links to extremist groups in Waziristan.

The SSP said that the terror group’s notorious leader Mustafa Rehman Aurakzai alias Yaqoob Commando, son of Syed Rehman Aurakzai was arrested in a raid conducted at Super Highway on Monday.

Police said they had received a tip off that the terrorist was trying to escape the city, but failed in his attempt when he was caught near Nadir Hospital in Sohrab Goth.

Police recovered 20kgs of explosives, one BM rocket, two hand grenades and a TT pistol from the suspect.

The alMukhtar group was being led by Omar Baloch in Karachi. According to the police, the terrorists had demanded Rs200,000 as ransom from the owners of the gambling den as extortion money, but when they refused to pay up, they decided to blow up the place.

The suspect confessed that the bomb was detonated remotely using a mobile phone after it was planted in the den.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • WTF
    Apr 25, 2011 - 8:41PM

    All roads lead to Sohrab goth. That place should be invaded or somethingRecommend

  • Riaz
    Apr 26, 2011 - 9:29AM

    suspect confessed that the bomb was detonated remotely using a mobile phone after it was planted in the den…Recommend

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