Pakistan arrests four Al-Qaeda terrorists for planning major attacks in Karachi 

The militants were produced before an anti-terrorism court, which send them to a 10-day police remand.

Published: 20th April 2020 04:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2020 04:42 PM   |  A+A-

Pakistan Army

Image of Pakistan Army for representational purpose (File Photo | AFP)

By PTI

KARACHI: Four suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists were arrested for allegedly planning major attacks in Karachi, police said here on Monday.

The militants were produced before an anti-terrorism court, which send them to a 10-day police remand.

According to Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in-charge Raja Umar, the four terrorists, arrested on Sunday, were planning attacks on the Karachi Stock Exchange, the police training centre and the city court.

They had recently returned from Afghanistan after getting training there and explosives, detonators, hand grenades, weapons, videos, maps and communication devices were recovered from their possession, he said.

"Today they were presented in the ATC, which has given us their 10-day remand," Umar said.

"They had carried out reconnaissance of the Karachi Stock Exchange, the city court and the police training centre," he said.

Umar said the militants -- Umar, Bilal, Aamir and Waseem -- during questioning have revealed that they were led by a high profile terrorist, Muhammad Hanif alias Zarrar, who was operating from Afghanistan.

"The four had established a safe house in Karachi and were apparently waiting for the right time to carry out their terror attacks," he said.


India Matters

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp