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SUKKUR: Sukkur police on Monday claimed to have arrested five suspects and seized explosives and other bomb ingredients from them late on Sunday evening.

They said the arrest was made on a tip-off while the suspects were spotted moving in the Sukkur bypass area. “It was a targeted action carried out by personnel of the law-enforcement agencies in the area,” said an official of the Sukkur police. He said explosives, detonators, ball bearings and other suicide blast-specific objects were seized from Hadayat, Jamal, Yar Mohammad, Sher Ali and Nazar, who were on their way to Karachi from Sukkur.

Four of them hailed from Balochistan, the police said, and claimed that they intended to carry out a suicide attack in Karachi.

Published in Dawn, March 20th, 2018