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.