Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, apprehended about half a dozen suspected terrorists in possession of suicide jackets and arms from Landhi on Tuesday.
The suspected terrorists were caught in raids conducted by the Rangers at the terrorists’ hideout in Muzaffarabad Colony in Landhi on the Monday night. The law enforcers did not face any resistance and managed to arrest six suspects.
The Rangers also seized two suicide jackets that were ready to go off, three hand grenades, arms and ammunition from the suspects’ possession. The bomb disposal squad later defused the jackets. Some sources have confirmed that the arrested suspects belonged to the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the raid was conducted on a tip off about criminal presence.
The accused were allegedly involved in the attacks on the polio vaccination workers in Landhi and were further planning to carry out an attack on the Rangers’ office in Landhi. The detainees were shifted to an undisclosed location for further questioning and were not handed over to the police.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2013.