Karachi: 2 alleged TTP men held — Video
Karachi: The Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday arrested two suspected terrorists of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Shah Lateef Town police area.
CID Officials also claimed to have recovered a suicide jacket containing 22 kilograms of explosives and other arms and ammunitions from the possession of the suspects.
The TTP terrorists were alleged to have been sent to Karachi to kill some prominent political and religious leaders. One of the suspects was allegedly involved in killing Imam Ameer Hussan Shah of the Jamia Ghosia Barelvi in Shah Lateef Town in August 2010, said the chief of the anti-extremism cell of the CID, SSP Muhammad Aslam Khan.
He said that they were hunting for other TTP activists operating in the city. The SSP said they had received a tip-off about the presence of some wanted TTP terrorists near the Computer Science University situated in Shah Lateef Town.
At this, CID teams were dispatched to the suspected hideout, where the militants opened fire on the police on their arrival. After a brief encounter, two suspects, Muhammad Asif Mehsud and Muhammad Noman alias Ganja, were taken into custody. Their two accomplices fled, taking advantage of the darkness and narrow lanes.
The police recovered a suicide jacket containing 22 kilograms of explosives, another 25 kilograms of explosives, two Kalashnikovs, detonating wire, detonators and a number of bullets from the hideout.
During the interrogation, the suspects disclosed they had sent nine people to Waziristan to Commander Akram for terrorist training and making suicide jackets. Officials of intelligence agencies and the Bomb Disposal Squad found that a C4-type explosive had been used in its preparation.