Karachi: 4 ‘LJ militants’ held, arms seized: IG
KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested four suspected militants of the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi during overnight raids in the city. Sindh police chief Fayyaz Leghari told a press conference that a list of targets had also been recovered from the four suspects, who were identified as Saifur Rehman, Abdul Ghani, Zubair and Mohammad Gul. He said that the suspects had completed the surveillance of their potential targets.
He did not disclose the name of any potential target of the suspects. He said that the held suspects confessed to having killed several people — including Kazim Ali, Dr Jafar Mehdi, Mohammad Shahzad, Amir Abbas, Hussain Ibne Hasan, Dr Hasan Alam — in the city. He said that the suspects had also carried out a bank heist in Quetta.
He claimed that suspect Zubair was also involved in a previous bomb blast in Abbas Town during Muharram.
The police claimed to have recovered 50 kilograms of explosives, 50 feet of detonating wire and two AK-47 assault rifles.
He said that around 60 other suspects were also picked up in various raids in the city and they were being questioned.