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District West police claim arresting two TTP men

By our correspondents
June 27, 2016

Karachi

The District West police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two terrorists affiliated with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) who were allegedly involved in target killings, kidnappings and extortion cases.

SSP West Pir Mohammad Shah said investigation regarding terrorism cases had led to information being received regarding the presence of militants in the Manghopir area.

A police team raided the locality and after a shootout arrested two militants identified as Mukrab Khan Mehsud and Munawar alias Manu, while their associates fled. Weapons were found on them and the suspects were shifted for interrogation.

During questioning, it emerged that they belonged to the banned TTP’s Abid Chotu group, said the SSP, and were involved in a number of killings and other crimes.

The SSP said the suspect identified as Mukrab Khan confessed that, he along with his companions, had kidnapped Dr Mehmood in 2013, and in 2014 he and his associates had murdered Raja Kamran, a worker of Sunni Tehreek in the Manghopir area. The accused had also murdered Aslam Golden in Manghopir and also targeted two more people on Ijhtamah Gah Road.

Moreover, the suspect identified as Munawar alias Maanu originates from Waziristan and was trained in Afghanistan and remained involved in carrying out attacks on security forces in Waziristan, said the SSP.

He had come to hide out in Karachi to evade the security operation underway in his native area and recently joined the TTP’s Abid Chotu group. It was further stated that the Manghopir police, in a separate raid, had arrested five bandits identified as Saeed Khan, Safeer Khan, Sajid, Fateh Mohammed and Mohammed Yousuf.

Rangers arrests 

The paramilitary force during their targeted raids arrested four criminals with weapons.

A spokesman for Rangers Sindh said that targeted raids were conducted in Korangi, Gulberg and Orangi Town, in which four criminals affiliated with banned outfits have been arrested with weapons and ammunition.

Moreover, during snap checking in Baldia, Zaman Town and Korangi, three criminals were arrested with weapons

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