Karachi: 10 ‘TTP militants’ detained
KARACHI: The West Range Police detained six TTP militants from Manghopir’s Sultanabad, AIG Karachi Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh said on Monday. He refused to disclose the detainees’ names, saying they were involved in target killings and had links to the Bhalu group. Police also recovered bullets, sub–machine guns, two repeater rifles, two rocket shells, six TT pistols, a 9mm pistol, six hand grenades and 25kg of explosives from their hideout.
The AIG asked the public to inform ‘15’ of crimes and terrorists. He said the Sindh government was requested to provide the city police with bullet–proof jackets, helmets and APCs. Separately, CID’s Anti–Extremism Cell claimed detaining four TTP militants of the Khan Zaman group from Shirin Jinnah Colony and Lyari’s Baghdadi.
SSP Aslam Khan said the detainees – Abdul Majeed alias Talib alias Jaan, Hafiz Mairajuddin (TTP chief from Sultanabad and Haji Camp), Bakhtiar Mehsud and Imran – were working with TTP’s Abid Monchar group involved in recent bombings in the city.
The AEC also recovered bullets, 50kg of explosives, a Kalashnikov, five hand grenades, six tennis ball bombs, two .222 rifles, 10 feet of detonating wire, ball bearings, nuts and bolts, and a remote control from their hideout.