Five terrorists planning an attack on Karachi arrested

April 8th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Apr 8 (ANI): The Karachi police on Wednesday foiled an attempt to carry out a terrorist act by arresting five alleged terrorists, seizing explosives and a large cache of ammunitions from them.

CCPO Wasim Ahmed confirmed at a news conference that the accused Muhammad Akbar, Sarfaraz, Faridullah, Faisal Sheikh and Dar Muhammad Baloch were arrested following an exchange of fire near Super Market in Sohrab Goth.

He said that the accused were planning to target senior police officials, Home Minister office, Police Headquarter, DIG CID office, Imambargahs and mosques.

They were also involved in several attacks on security forces and vehicles carrying NATO supplies in Waziristan, The News reported.

The CCOP further said that accused are activists of banned Jihadi outfits, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Muhammad and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Replying to a question, he said that suicide bomber was present in the city. (ANI)

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