Pakistan

TTP Commander arrested in Karachi

taliban_arrestedFour suspected terrorists, including a Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) commander, were arrested from Karachi during a search operation on Tuesday.

The arrested Taliban commander has been identified as Sadeeq Mehsud. Weapons and explosive material was also recovered from the possession of the suspects.

Rangers and police officials took more than 400 suspects into custody during an operation in the Manghopir area of the city. The operation was conducted after police received information that terrorists were taking refuge in the area.

According to police, the terrorists planned to carry out attacks during Muharram.

In an earlier report published in The Express Tribune, Intelligence agencies’ reports had revealed that the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has planned suicide attacks across the country. Reports revealed that a secret meeting, chaired by TTP commander Qari Ahmed Masood and held in Mir Ali, South Waziristan, planned suicide attacks across the country during the month of Muharram, targeting mourning processions, majalis, imambargahs and important religious leaders.

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