Four ‘militants’ involved in killing Shias Karachi police’s Counter-Terrorism Department on Friday claimed to have arrested four militants allegedly trained in Afghanistan from the Korangi and Orangi areas of the metropolis.
The suspected militants were allegedly involved in the killings of security personnel and members of the Shia community including other terror acts.
“The CTD team and personnel of an intelligence agency conducted targeted raids in Orangi and Korangi, during the raids four terrorists were detained,” said CTD-II SSP Junaid Ahmad Shaikh.
The police official claimed that the arrested individuals were ‘experts’ in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices (IED) and suicide jackets.
“They carried out targeted killings of Shias and security personnel,” added the officer.
Shaikh also claimed the four had been trained in Afghanistan, recruited militants and fought against the Pakistan Army.
Police claimed to have recovered a suicide jacket, four hand grenades, pistols and phones from their custody.
Karachi, a teeming metropolis of around 18 million people, is rife with political, ethnic, sectarian and criminal violence. Proscribed organisations have also used Karachi as a base to generate funds for furthering their anti-state agenda.