CTD, agencies kill one suspected terrorist, arrest five others in operation

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh police and intelligence agencies on Monday claimed to have killed one suspected terrorist and arrested five others in Karachi’s Shah Latif Town and recovered huge catche of arms and explosives from their possession.


Addressing a press conference along with Provincial Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and IG Sindh Mushtaq Mehr, DIG CTD Omar Shahid said that alleged terrorists Zahidullah alias Sulaiman, Bismillah alias Haji Lala, Mohammad Qasim alias Haji Siddique, Inamullah alias Bilal and Gul Mohammad were arrested in the operation in Shah Latif town, while four multiplier kalashnikov bomb magazines, 12 Kalashnikov magazines, 500 kalashnikov live round, three suicide jackets, one rickshaw with explosives, two rockets, 12 detonators, 13 explosive blocks, 12 hand grenades and maps of key installations and other items have been recovered.


On this occasion, Provincial Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that today is a big day as a large network of terrorists had been trapped in Shah Latif Twon, adding that the group was involved in anti-national activities. The target was Sindh in particular.


Shah said that there were various threat alerts for several months, on which CTD Sindh Police, law enforcement agencies, particularly intelligence agencies, worked hard on it and a suicide bomber was killed on the spot in the operation this morning while six arrests had been made.


Shah said that according to preliminary information, most of the members of the group were said to be from Afghanistan. “There is also strong evidence of RAW involvement. Their targets were our key installations and high profile personalities,” he informed. The Sindh information minister said that the Sindh Assembly was one of the main target. The minister expressed gratitude of Almighty Allah and added that our police, CTD officers and intelligence agencies carried out a successful operation and hard core terrorist were detained


Shah said: “Pakistan is important for all of us and our institutions also come first as they work day and night to protect the country from major threats and damage. We are in a state of war, our enemy uses our own people who facilitates terrorists activities. No concession will be made with those talking against country and they have no right to stay here.”


He said that Pakistan is the country of all of us; we have to strengthen it together. When it comes to the country, we should all be together; the enemies do not want peace in the country and want to destabilize the country.


Replying to a question, he said that IG Sindh Police had been empowered, and he was part of the Sindh government. We all work together for the betterment of people of Sindh. In response to another question, he said that after that, all the information will be shared after the interrogation process is completed and it was a joint operation involving police, CTD and intelligence agencies.