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Anti-terror police claim arresting banned outfit’s target killer

By our correspondents
July 06, 2016

Karachi 

Officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), with the assistance of an intelligence agency, arrested a suspected target killer on Tuesday said to be involved in planning an attack on Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to a statement issued by the CTD-II Operations Wing, anti-terror police raided a hideout in Bilal Colony after receiving a tip that members of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan had assembled there.

After facing some resistance, they apprehended Mohammad Yaseen alias Ungali Kata alias Teenda. An unspecified number of associates of the suspect fled, however. 

During a search of the hideout, the police found four kilograms of explosives and a hand grenade.

The suspect told interrogators he had murdered several people in target killings, and officials of security forces were among those he had slain.

Yaseen, who studied at Madrasa Mohammedia Bilal, further admitted that he had killed a police official, Razzaque, in the Awami Colony police remit in 2013, besides shooting dead Saud, a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, in 2012.

He said he had carried out surveillance of National Oil Refinery for carrying out a deadly attack there. 

He also used to collect extortion moreny for his organisation and remained involved in forcibly collecting hides of sacrificial animals.

The police said Yaseen, along with his associates, had been planning to carry out a deadly attack during Eidul Fitr.

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