Police arrest 10 suspected Taliban, LeJ operatives

Weapons, ammunition and suicide jackets recovered; terrorists planned attacks during Ramazan.


Express July 31, 2011

A total of 10 suspects belonging to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi were arrested by officials in the cities of Karachi and Lahore on Sunday.

Karachi arrests

CID police arrested four suspected terrorists linked to banned outfit Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and three others associated with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi during raids in Karachi.

The seven suspects were arrested in three different raids led by the CID police in the Maripur and Sohrab Goth areas, Express 24/7 correspondent Sabin Agha reported.

A large cache of weapons and ammunition were also recovered during the raids. Express 24/7 reported that these individuals were likely involved in target killings and land grabbing in Karachi.

Lahore arrests

Earlier in the day, in Lahore, police arrested three terrorists in two different operations and recovered two suicide jackets along with several detonators.

According to intelligence sources, police arrested the two terrorists -- Muhammad Aqeel and Khuda Bakhsh -- from Kot-Abdul Maalik.

The alleged terrorists belonging to the Ilyas Kashmiri group were planning to target important personalities during Ramazan. They have been shifted to an unknown location for interrogation.

Intelligence agencies have also arrested one of the most wanted terrorist Salman Farooqui from Lahore during a joint operation.

Salman belongs to the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi.

COMMENTS (14)

Abbas bangash | 10 years ago | Reply Our judicial is so weak and curropt that nither a single terrorist got death penalty.where was so called champion of justice ifthekhar chaudry when lj terrorist leader malik ishaq released ,and stepend given to terrorist by punjab gov,in pakistan there is only system of justice named jungle system.
abbas | 10 years ago | Reply

No use unless they are punished and kept away from hurting pple. We do not want courts to release them the way other terrorists have been given clean chit based on no strong evidence. Even if there is a small evidence these guys should be punished.

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