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5 ISIS militants arrested in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Five suspected militants were arrested Monday during a raid in Karachi, the capital of Pakistan's southern province, police said.

Police conducted a raid on a compound in Karachi's on the basis of intelligence reports and arrested the suspected terrorists, a 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 in the country, but the Middle Eastern terror group has claimed a number of attacks in the past.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 19:45 IST