Karachi: Suspected foreign suicide bomber arrested
KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID), with coordination from Rangers intelligence, arrested Thursday an alleged suicide bomber and recovered a suicide jacket with explosives and Jihadi literature from him, Daily Times learnt.
According to sources, the suicide bomber was an Egyptian named Abu Umer Sadi and was taken into custody from Sea View, Clifton. It is believed that his mission was to blow himself up at Sea View on Labor Day, as thousands of citizens celebrate this holiday by going to the beach.
Sources said that the alleged bomber was immediately handed over to intelligence agencies and that he has been shifted to an unknown location.
According to sources, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Shoaib Suddle had earlier called a meeting in this regard and directed police officials across the city to find the man. Daily Times tried to contact the IGP for comment but he was unavailable. The home secretary, on contact said that they are investigating the news of the capture.