Karachi: 16 ‘notorious criminals’ arrested
KARACHI: The police picked up 16 notorious criminals, including a militant and target killers, in a number of raids throughout Karachi on Wednesday.
In Model Town, a suspected militant with links to banned outfits was arrested after an encounter near the airport. Abbas Afridi, police said, is infamous for terrorism, drug dealing, extortion, target killings, kidnapping for ransom and also bank robberies.
SSP East Pir Mohammed Shah said the militant had confessed to killing at least 18 people, including police officers. The suspect was said to be involved in carrying out and supervising terrorist attacks on imambargahs also.
Afridi planned the explosion at an imambargah near Pahar Ganj on Muharram 8. He was involved in bomb blasts at an imambargah in Block-Q, North Nazimabad on Muharram 9 and another imambargah in Qasba Colony on November 21.