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Karachi: FIA, police foil terrorist bid, arrest two suspects

Police say the arrested suspects were planning a terrorist activity on Independence Day

By Web Desk
August 13, 2021
Arrested suspects behind the bars. Photo Geo News
Arrested suspects behind the bars. Photo Geo News

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and police Friday jointly arrested two alleged terrorists while foiling a terrorist bid, planned for Independence Day. 

Malir District police said that the arrested suspects — identified as Ikram Chandio and Sheeraz Soomro — during the initial interrogation, confessed to having organised a terrorist activity in the city for  14th August.  

Two suspects were arrested by the FIA and Malir District police in a joint operation in Jokhio Goth, Gulshan-e-Maymar area.

According to Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur, FIA and Malir District police had launched the operation on the basis of a tip-off regarding the presence of suspects in the aforementioned area.

Two grenades were confiscated from the possession of the  "terrorists", who belong to an anti-state group based in Sindh, said the SSP. 

Further investigation into the matter is currently underway.