KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) detained multiple suspected militants of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Khan Zaman Group in separate raids conducted on Sunday.
According to CTD sources, in a raid conducted in the city’s SITE area, five suspected members of the proscribed organisation were arrested.
Those arrested were identified as Naimatullah, Abdullah Jan, Sher Wali, Saeedullah and Samiullah. According to security sources all the individuals belong to TTP’s Khan Zaman Group operating in Karachi.
Weapons and ammunition were also recovered in the raid, which included five pistols and hand grenades.
In a separate raid conducted by the CTD in the city’s Korangi Industrial area, another four suspected militants from TTP’s Khan Zaman Group were arrested.
Police also recovered four pistols and associated ammunition from the detained individuals.
Karachi, a teeming metropolis of around 18 million people, is rife with political, ethnic, sectarian and criminal violence. Proscribed organisations have also used Karachi as a base to generate funds for furthering their anti-state agenda.