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11 militants arrested in Pak's Karachi

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Eleven militants, including five terrorists, were arrested on Monday in Karachi, the capital of Pakistan's southern province, officials said.

Police conducted a raid on a compound in Karachi's on the basis of intelligence reports and arrested five terrorists, a senior police said.

The suspects were identified as Abdullah, alias Hamza, Waqar, Waseem, Naveed and Mudassir, he added.

The said that jihadi lliterature, weapons, hand grenades and bullets were recovered from their hideout.

The suspects would indoctrinate people over and give them various offers to join the group, he added.

The Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 21 people and wounded more than 50 others in Quetta, the provincial capital of restive province, in an attack believed to be targeting the minority Hazara Shia community.

The Pakistani officials have repeatedly denied presence of the ISIS in the country, but the Middle Eastern terror group has claimed a number of attacks in the past.

In a separate operation, the (CTD) arrested six militants, including a serving policeman, who were affiliated with a banned sectarian outfit, officials said.

"All six suspects are affiliated with Sipah-e-Muhammad and have received their training abroad and were paid through a network which mainly targeted members of their supposed rival sect," CTD (DIG) said.

Some of the arrested suspects' names were included in the 'Red Book' of the most wanted suspects, he said.

Shaikh said the initial investigations had revealed that the suspects were paid around Rs 60,000 per month through a network from abroad.

The suspects had been involved in the killings of 50 people between 2003 and 2019 in on sectarian grounds and mainly targeted members of their supposed rival sect, he added.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 22:25 IST