Rangers and police arrest three Taliban terrorists in Karachi and also claimed they foiled TTP’s terror attack.
The cops from Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) and the Karachi police made these arrests during a joint operation in Gulshan-e-Maymar.
Rangers and police arrest three Taliban terrorists in Karachi
Moreover, the spokesperson for the paramilitary force said on Sunday that they conducted an intelligence-based raid on a house in the Gulshan-e-Maymar neighbourhood.
Militants belong to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) a Deobandi takfiri terror outfit.
The Rangers spokesperson identified the arrested terrorists Yasin (alias Abu Hunzala, alias Qari), Ikramullah (alias Faisal) and Muhammad Khalid (alias Mansoor, alias Umar).
He said the Rangers and police also seized weapons, ammunition and explosives from their possession.
Arrested militants belong to Qari Saad Bilal group of the TTP. They were planning to carry out major terrorist attacks in the city.
The spokesperson further said Yasin had remained in touch with Saad Bilal, alias Humayun, for the past couple of years.
Yasin confessed to be planning targeting sensitive installations in Karachi, including the Jinnah International Airport, the US Consulate and the Pakistan Security Printing Corporation. He also admitted to have carried out recce of sensitive installations across the city and sending their video clips to Qari Saad Bilal.
The spokesperson said Ikramullah, TTP commander Iqbal Hussain (alias Abu Turab) and others remained involved in various terrorist activities, including the attacks on a government primary school and a police station in Shakardara.
He said Khalid and others had recently returned from Afghanistan to carry out major terrorist activities in Karachi. Khalid is also a trained militant and a close aide of Yasin.
Later, Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) handed over the arrested militants to the police for further action.