KARACHI / HYDERABAD: In two separate raids on Thursday, police arrested four alleged target killers along with a cache of weapons in Karachi and Hyderabad.
Malir city police arrested two alleged target killers in a raid in Karachi late on Thursday. They were identified as Shahnawaz alias ‘Shaitan’and Nadeem alias ‘Manhoos’.
The two reportedly confessed to being involved in the murder of over 50 people. Police recovered a cache of weapons in the raid, including two TT pistol and a triple bore rifle.
According to police officials, ‘Shaitan’ and ‘Manhoos’ were involved in various crimes including the Chakra Goth police van attack.
An official announcement of the arrests would be made in a press conference on Friday.
Meanwhile, five criminals, including two target killers were arrested in a raid in Memon Para, Hyderabad. The alleged killers were identified as Fahim and Kamran who belonged to Karachi, while the others were identified as Suhail, Adeel and Nimo from Hyderabad.
The latter three were reportedly involved in street crimes.
According to sources, Fahim was allegedly involved in the murder of a journalist working for a private news channel.