In a fresh exercise after the brazen attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, law enforcement agencies detained around one-and-a-half dozen suspects on Thursday. The detentions were made during a raid conducted by the police at a slum area in the outskirts of Karachi.
“We conducted raids in slum areas popularly known as Afghan Camp and Ganna Mandi on the Super Highway, near Sohrab Goth,” explained DSP Qamar Ahmed. “During the raids conducted on the basis of intelligence reports, we have caught some 18 suspects – a majority of them are Afghan nationals,” he told The Express Tribune.
Police officials said the search operation was a part of fresh security measures being taken following the militants’ attack on the Karachi airport. The identity of the suspects was not disclosed and they were moved to an undisclosed location for further questioning.
“We did not achieve the target we aimed for during the raids. The Afghan nationals are living in the city legally as we have also found legal documents from their possession,” DSP Ahmed clarified.
He said the suspects were being questioned to ascertain their involvement in the attack. However, no case has been registered yet against them.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2014.