Mastermind of terror attacks arrested in Karachi
KARACHI, April 3: Police claimed on Sunday to have arrested an alleged mastermind of the March 23 rocket attack in Malir and several bomb blasts in the city.
The suspect, identified as Abdul Qadir Kalmati alias Rockety, son of Abdul Rehman, is said to be a member of a little known terrorist outfit “Lashkar Balochistan”.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday, CCPO Saud Mirza said the bomb blasts in which the suspect was involved had occurred in the jurisdiction of Shah Latif and Eidgah police stations.
The CCPO said the same group was also involved in the bomb attack on the Chehlum in which a motorcycle rigged with explosives had been used.
According to the police, the suspect was arrested by the CID personnel when he was planting a bomb along the wall of Garden Police Headquarters late on Saturday night.
Four bombs fitted with detonators and a TT pistol were seized from his possession, police said.
Later, on the information provided by the suspect, police recovered 107 sticks containing explosive devices, one anti-tank mine weighing 30kg and several switch remote detonators.
The banned outfit, police said, was also involved in terror acts in interior Sindh and Balochistan.
The CCPO said the suspect used to get financial aid and details about the targets from Bahwal Mengal, who is based in London.