Abbas Town suspects: Tehreek-e-Taliban members arrested in Karachi

The arrested men belong to Hakeemullah Mehsud's faction of TTP, says SSP.

Our Correspondent March 13, 2013
File photo of arrested suspects. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

KARACHI: The Sindh police's Crime Investigation Department arrested three members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who were allegedly involved in the blast in Abbas Town, during a targeted operation in Manghopir on Wednesday.

According to the police, the suspects, Shoaib Mehsud, Khalid Rehman Mehsud and Aurangzaib Mehsud, were arrested after the police was tipped off about their activities.

SSP Fayyaz Khan told The Express Tribune a suicide jacket, two bombs, three hand grenades, a Kalashnikov, two TT pistols, a detonator, and some ball-bearings were seized from the hideout of the suspects.

Some of the culprits also managed to escape during the encounter with the police.

"The arrested men belong to Hakeemullah Mehsud's faction of TTP and are responsible for a number of cases of kidnapping and robberies in the city," said SSP Khan.

"Cases have been registered against them and they are being interrogated about their role in the Abbas Town tragedy," he added.


Khokrapar | 8 years ago | Reply

People this is a file photo. Therefore not a photo of the actual culprits who were arrested. You can see seven guys under the sheet, whereas news item says three were arrested. Faces are kept hidden as investigations are ongoing to capture those who were associated with them.

Ali Zaid | 8 years ago | Reply

Why have they covered their faces? :@

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