Pakistani policemen escort a suspected militant of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. – Photo by AFP

KARACHI: The Police Crime Investigation Department in Karachi has arrested a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan commander in the city.

TTP commander Masood al Rehman Mehsud was arrested in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, where a suicide jacket and a Kalashnikov was found to be in his possession.

According to SSP CID Fayaz Khan, the accused Masood al Rehman Mehsud came form South Waziristan's Sararogha region, where he was made the TTP commander.

He had come to Karachi in 2009 where he took up residency in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. According to the Police it was from here that Mehsud collected funds for the militant group. The accused has been arrested and questioned in connection with the attack on Chaudhary Aslam's House.

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