KARACHI: Sindh Rangers and the Special Investigation Unit police arrested three alleged terrorists belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) in a joint operation based on a tip-off on Thursday, seizing weapons and hand grenades from their possession.
The arrested suspects were identified as Wasiullah, Mohammad Fazil and Mohammad Rizwan.
According to the Rangers, the suspects had confessed to having links with the MQM-L Wajih team during the initial investigation. They were reportedly planning a terrorist attack in Karachi on directives from London and had also been provided with funds and arms for the purpose.
The Rangers statement further said that the suspects had revealed plans for cracker attacks in gas cylinder shops in Malir, Shah Faisal Town and Korangi, with the aim of triggering intense explosions.
They also reportedly admitted that MQM-L was planning a terrorist attack through small groups in Karachi. Further revelations are expected from the arrested individuals.
The arrested men have been handed over to the police for legal proceedings.