Newly-emerged terrorist group busted in Pakistan's Karachi

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/7 8:36:28

Pakistani police on Wednesday arrested three more members of the terrorist group "Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan" in southern port city of Karachi, local media quoted police officials as saying.

According to the reports, law enforcement agencies on Tuesday night apprehended Abdullah, chief of the relatively new outfit "Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan," during a raid in the city's Kaniz Fatima Society and led to the arrest of other members of the group on his information.

"All the members of the group are highly qualified from well-known universities of Karachi which included Karachi University, University of Engineering and Technology and Dawood University," said Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Anwar Rao.

The group comprises 10 to 12 highly trained members. The chief himself was a graduate of Karachi University and was employed in the computer department of a university as an information technology expert, said Dunya News.

Abdullah confessed that the group targeted security forces to get their presence felt in the metropolis and was planning to tie with Al-Qaeda.

The members got their military training from Afghan area of Sharawak and brought weapons from Afghanistan, he further confessed during the interrogation.

Law enforcement officials informed the local media that the group was involved in attacks on police and army personals, several sabotage activities in the city and the most recent attack on a senior politician of local political party.

The latest attack on the politician led to the apprehension of the terrorists. The forces raided in different areas of the city after the attack to arrest his accomplices and recovered laptops, mobile phones and weapons.

The data found in the laptops and mobile phones has helped to unearth the nexus, said Rao.

Earlier, the Sindh provincial government decided to conduct a security audit of educational institutes while the record of the Karachi University's students will be shared with the intelligence agencies to curb terrorism in the country.

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