Arrested confess to planning major attack

Rangers recover huge arms cache; Three held for renting out weapons

Staff Reporter


Five terrorists arrested from Orangi Town’s Iqbal Market have confessed to planning a major terror attack in Karachi on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal. During interrogation, the terrorists, belonging to banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s Mehsood Group, admitted before police that they received training in Afghanistan. They had completed preparations of key locations in the city.
They also confessed to kidnapping children for ransom and demanding extortion from a factory owner in SITE area.
Meanwhile, Rangers in a swift raid in Karachi’s Surjani township dug out huge cache of arms and ammunition, said an official announcement. The list included heavy machine gun, 5 Light machine guns, four G-3 rifles, 8 light machine guns, small bore guns and bullets. The raid was carried out in sector 8-B of the suburban area. The arms were unearthed from underneath a bathroom. Six pistols and 5,500 rounds of bullets were also recovered, said the announcement. Rangers had acted on a tip off from a detained prisoner who was in their custody for considerable length of time.
Three suspects were on Sunday arrested in Saudabad area for renting out weapons. Police arrested three members of political party after interrogation from two suspects of renting out weapons. Now the weapons can be rented too. Just pay 5000 rupees and get weapons on rent. When police started interrogating two of the suspects, they told everything. Sami and Faizan admitted to have killed the owner of their farm with the help of rented arms.
Saudabad police also arrested the three suspects upon the information provided by Sami and Faizan. The arrested suspects named, Danish, Sultan and Asad also belong to a political party. They also confessed having providing weapons on rent for Rs 5000.

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