At least seven ‘terrorists’ held this month

They are said to be affiliated with different militant and separatist organisations


Our Correspondent August 16, 2021
Local police said two masked assailants riding on a motorbike fired at a car carrying two Chinese nationals. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI:

Prior to the Mawach Goth attack, which left at least 13 dead and yet others injured on Saturday, security and intelligence networks had issued terror alerts and increased surveillance in the metropolis.

At least seven alleged terrorists, said to be affiliated with different militant and separatist organisations, were arrested.

On Friday, the police had claimed the arrest of two activists of the proscribed Sindh Revolution Army in an operation carried out in Soomar Jokhio Goth, Gulshan-eHadeed and claimed to have two hand grenades were found in their possession.

On Thursday, the Ibrahim Hyderi Police had rounded up two alleged terrorists Ameer Zada Mukhlis and Taj Wali belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and recovered over a kilogramme of explosives and detonators from them.

The police said that both the suspected terrorists were trained in Afghanistan and during initial investigation, they confessed to their involvement in carrying out attacks on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces in Afghanistan.

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On August 6, two members of a banned organisation were arrested over charges of terrorism and spying for an enemy country’s intelligence agency.

Keamari SSP had told Fida Hussain Janwari that the accused identified as Nadeem Ali Rooplo and Waseem Ali Aarejo were arrested from Meera Naka in Shershah, while two hand grenades and CDs on anti-state literature were also recovered from them.

Similarly on August 5, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have arrested a militant affiliated with proscribed Sipah-eMuhammad Pakistan (SMP).

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