KARACHI: Law enforcers have nabbed at least 16 terrorists belonging to Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in different operations in Sindh’s metropolis and Benazirabad while a suicide vest and weapons were seized on Friday.
In an operation in North Karachi area, as many as nine terrorists were arrested by the Counter Terrorism Department while seven were held by police in Benazirabad.
The explosives seized included grenades, pistols and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) among other weaponry. In-charge of the forces reported that a suicide bomber named Mehmood Barmi managed to escape the raid.
Raja Umar Khitab, the in-charge claimed that the copped terrorists had confessed to murdering former MPA late Manzar Imam among other persons of religious and political stature.
The raid in Benazirabad resulted in seizure of uniforms belonging to Sindh Police and Pakistan Army along with advanced weaponry.
Pakistan has been lauded in the recent years by international agencies and organisations dealing in statistics for her comprehensive action in different parts targeting crime and terror incidence.
A targeted operation was launched in Karachi by the federation in 2013 that being led by Rangers.
The deployment of Rangers was welcomed by the locals who claimed months after development that the number of untoward incidents had dropped.
Across Sindh, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has directed authorities of law enforcement agencies to plug coordination gaps and aid thwarting of terror attacks and crimes.