Karachi: AVCC arrests 5 Taliban militants
KARACHI: As reported by The News on Friday, the Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) personnel arrested five militants belonging to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Thursday.
The arrested men are said to be involved in various robberies and kidnapping for ransom cases.
SSP Mohammed Farooq Awan said that an investigation regarding kidnapping for ransom was underway and information was received that some militants belonging to TTP were present in Defence Phase 8, Karachi.
“These militants used to send the ransom and looted amount to Waziristan as funding for their organisation. A Police team of AVCC Karachi carried out a raid.
After a brief encounter, Jan Afzal, Mohammed Zahid, Sabirullah, Mohammed Jameel and Imran were arrested.
A Kalashnikov, four TT pistols and hundred of bullets were also recovered in the raid.