Karachi Rangers arrest suicide bomber, 10 suspects from no-go area

Published: July 5, 2013
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Security forces raid Manghopir and seize a huge amount of arms.  PHOTO: FILE

Security forces raid Manghopir and seize a huge amount of arms. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Eleven suspects, including a suicide bomber, were arrested during a search operation in Karachi’s Manghopir area on Friday, Express News reported.

The search operation, conducted by Rangers in collaboration with area police, lasted for several hours.

During the raid, Rangers officers seized a huge amount of arms, a few motorcycles, a monitor, mobile phones and threatening pamphlets.

One of the pamphlets warned women against visiting marketplaces.

According to initial investigations, the suicide bomber had reached Karachi from North Waziristan yesterday.

Security officers said all the arrested suspects belonged to banned outfits.

Around 1,500 Rangers officers took part in the operation, which was conducted on a tip off.

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  • Jul 5, 2013 - 12:12PM

    One of the many.

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  • Jul 5, 2013 - 12:25PM

    They seized…a monitor? This is starting to sound as bad as that famous event a few years ago where Indian police raided an office and seized computer monitors, and left the actual computers behind.

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  • Voice Of D.I.Khan
    Jul 5, 2013 - 12:41PM

    Hundreds of Innocent lives saved…. But Our Courts will let them free,, I also know that… Long live Saudi-Pak Friendship…

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  • khan Sahib
    Jul 5, 2013 - 12:54PM

    Form a strategic partnership like the Peoples Amman Committee has with them and rest assured you will not be disturbed even for a TV shoot.

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  • Realist
    Jul 5, 2013 - 1:05PM

    excellent work. keep it up! one can only hope the justice system / ATCs have the courage to convict these animals and exclude them from society either by life or death sentences!

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  • RA
    Jul 5, 2013 - 2:11PM

    Great work by the Rangers!Recommend

  • ashar
    Jul 5, 2013 - 3:21PM

    The permanent posting of Army is required in some areas of Karachi to ensure peace.

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  • SyedPk
    Jul 5, 2013 - 3:32PM

    On behalf of all PTI supporters I would like to blame this on MQM — Sarcasm end

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  • Amer
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:03PM

    @Faried Nawaz:
    I think you just wanted to criticize for the heck of it. I remember a few years back there was a home made bomb in a monitor at JPMC in Karachi. They showed the dogs going just past that monitor sitting on the side of the pavement over and over again on TV after it exploded. These people put home made bombs in things such as computer monitors etc so that no one can realize what they really are before they explode.
    So, I think our ‘AWAM’ has a few short memory…. and you just have nothing better to say!

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  • Saad
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:23PM

    These suicdide animals should be hanged immediately. No need to put them in front of judges because sooner or latter they will come out.

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  • Hedgefunder
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:35PM

    Yes great job ! Does it deserve the headline banner ? As most them will be out in no time !
    What a waste of resources ! Why not just shoot them, as its quite obvious, that judicial process to deal with these cockroaches is rather lame and extremely ineffective !
    They are people who are hurting your own innocent people ! Wake up !

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  • umar
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:56PM

    Suicide bomber came from North Waziristan. The most dangerous of fanatics come from a particular geopgraphy in the North-West. It’s time for the Army to launch a full scale operation there. There was also a pamphlet warning women from visiting markets. I think the people of Karachi should make it clear to these people that Karachi is not tribal area. We are moderate and progressive people. They can implement their views in their own area. Please don’t come here.

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  • Umais Ali
    Jul 5, 2013 - 5:36PM

    @umar:
    They cant impose such laws there in FATA even and they have failed , tribals have not accepted them and have pushed them out of their region,
    You need to understand that.

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  • The Patriotic
    Jul 5, 2013 - 6:13PM

    Our Rangers have been arresting 15 to 20 peoples who are either Accused or Criminals or murderers on a daily basis but the result is still ZERO for a long long time. why they have failed to maintain law and order situation in the city or failed to provide peace and security to the the citizen of Karachi…This seems just a news as their performance and nothing more…

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  • Havi
    Jul 5, 2013 - 6:15PM

    I must congratulate the Pakistani forces on the success of the operation. Manghopir is fast becoming a den for the Taliban. There should a large operation in Mangophir and the Taliban network which operates from there must be utterly smashed.

    We need to develop a solid policy against terrorism instead of skedaddling in Lala land. I don’t know when we will realize the terrorists are a major threat to peace in Pakistan.

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  • kanwal
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:59PM

    Why dont the police show the faces of these scums? This way we ll know where do they cone from and even their families would know. It would be much better for us to alienate them.

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  • a.khan
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:17PM

    …Mushi bhai will never come out [or get a bail, maybe he is too honest], them terrorists shall be out [on bail] in 10 days? correct me if I’m wrong, please. Long Live Pakistan, but for how long? So how many of these terrorists have been convicted after 2008?

    I salute our Armed Forces and I am ready to arm myself if need be.

    Today, Egypt is an example for us, The Brotherhood of Islam [read AL-Quaida affiliate] has been ousted, why? its all too clear.

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