Karachi: CID Sindh nab 4 TTP men
KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Sindh Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four suspected members of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and seized arms, explosives and suicide vests from them.
Officials said that the four suspects — Muhammad Umar alias Sohrab, Barkatullah alias Zanjeer, Amanuddin alias Munnu and Ahsanullah alias Taxi Wala — were arrested after a brief shoot-out that took place when they tried to escape in a taxi in the Sohrab Goth area.
CID SP Omar Shahid told a press conference that the taxi was signalled to stop by a police team in a locality near Sohrab Goth, but the occupants of the taxi opened fire and tried to speed away. However, they were arrested after a brief exchange of gunfire, he added.
Three jackets meant for carrying out suicide attacks, two AK-47 assault rifles, one rifle, a TT pistol and a large quantity of explosives were recovered from them, he said.
He claimed that the arrested suspect, Amanuddin alias Munnu, was the commander of the group and they were planning to target police offices, buildings of intelligence outfits and shrines in the city.