Qaim announces arrest of killers behind Safoora Goth, Sabeen's murder

Published May 20, 2015
Qaim Ali Shah addressed a press briefing regarding the latest security development and the high-profile arrests made by Sindh police.- DawnNews screengrab
Qaim Ali Shah addressed a press briefing regarding the latest security development and the high-profile arrests made by Sindh police.- DawnNews screengrab

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday announced the arrest of terror suspects who had allegedly carried out the Safoora Goth massacre and the killing of T2F Director Sabeen Mahmud, DawnNews reported.

This revelation comes just a day after the chief minister announced the arrest of masterminds behind the Safoora Goth tragedy in Karachi.

Speaking to the press about the developments in recent target killing and terror attack investigations in Karachi, Shah lauded the efforts of the Sindh police saying they had unearthed a dangerous nexus of terrorists involved in various terror activities in the city.

Sindh chief minister said security authorities have arrested the alleged mastermind of Sabeen Maumud’s murder, named Saad Aziz, adding that the suspect is an engineering student from a reputable university.

He said that the alleged killers arrested after the Safoora Goth incident have confessed to the killing of social activist Sabeen Mahmud. This group was also involved in carrying out the attack on American professor Debra Lobo, Shah added.

The arrested suspects hold expertise in preaching terrorism to people, brainwash them and provide training to carry out terrorist activities, said the chief minister.

The arrested suspects have also admitted to carrying out attacks on police mobiles in Arambagh, M A Jinnah Road, Gulistan-i-Johar, North Nazimabad, North Karachi, Shah Faisal Colony and Landhi, he added.

Weapons were also recovered from the possession of alleged terrorists, which included three AK-47s, seven 9mm pistols, five grenades and a considerable quantity of explosive materials —laptops and terrorism related literature was also recovered.

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