CTD arrests six target killers who involved murder of 50 people

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15 Apr, 2019 7:33 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Monday took a big action against criminals and arrested six target killers, who involved in the murder of 50 people, in Karachi.

According to the reports, the CTD conducted raids in different areas of the metropolis. During the CTD raids, the six target killers were arrested who belonged to banned outfits.

The security agencies also recovered hand grenades, bullets and weapons from their possession.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Abdullah Shaikh said that the accused took the shelter in neighbor country after the criminal activity in Pakistan.

He further said that the joint investigation team will be constituted for investigations.

CTD foils major terror bid, arrests high-profile terrorist in Karachi

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said that they had arrested a high-profile terrorist and foiled a major terror bid in Karachi.

According to CTD in-charge Raja Umar Khattab, the suspected terrorist, Mohammad Ishaque aka Gul, was arrested by CTD and two suicide jackets were recovered from his possession. Two hand grenades were also recovered during the operation.

Umer Khattab also said that the suspect reached Karachi from Afghanistan via Balochistan and Sindh. “He was in Karachi for terrorist activity, and the arrested terrorist is associated with banned outfit,” Khattab claimed.


A first information reports (FIR) was filed against the suspected terrorist on charges of murder, kidnapping for ransom and robbery. “They were also involved in attacks on law enforcement agencies.”

Ishaque, after reportedly escaping from a police encounter in 2008, went into hiding in Afghanistan. Several accomplices of the arrested terrorist have been killed while several remain under arrest.

CTD arrests three terrorists in Faisalabad

On secret information, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) conducted an operation arrested three terrorists at Deputy Wala Interchange in Faisalabad.

According to the details garnered, they arrested Noor Muhammad, Noor Raheem and others which belong to a banned organisation.

Explosives, IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and other arms were recovered. CTD officials said that the terrorists have been transeferd to an unknown location for investigation. They planned to target the law enforcement agency office in Faisalabad.




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