Karachi: ‘Target killers’ of 70 people arrested
Karachi: Four people believed to be associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and allegedly involved in the target killings of as many as 70 people were arrested by police in two raids on Wednesday.
Among the dozens allegedly killed by the suspects were 10 activists of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H). Law enforcers also recovered an SMG rifle, a 7MM rifle, Kalashnikovs and four TT pistols as well as a number of live bullets from the possession of the suspects.
Acting on a tip-off, SHO Clifton Shafiq Tanoli and his team raided a house on Zamzama Street in the Clifton area, where the suspects had been hiding.
The suspects opened fire as soon as they spotted the police. The law enforcers retaliated and when the guns finally fell silent, Daniyal Hussain and Faisal Ansari were taken into custody.
During the initial interrogation, the suspects confessed to their involvement in the murders of more than 30 people, including 10 activists of the MQM-H.
Meanwhile, SSP Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam Khan of the Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) told The News that on receiving a tip-off, a police team raided Islamia Colony in the Peerabad area and arrested two men identified as Obaid Khan and Syed Tariq Mustafa.
During the initial interrogation, police sources said, the suspects confessed to their involvement in the killings of 40 people, including several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, which is the same party that the suspects are believed to be associated with.