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CID arrests mastermind behind Sea View, Ghazi Shrine attacks

January 14, 2012

Karachi Police. – File Photo by AFP

KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) police on Saturday said they had arrested the suspected mastermind of a string of terrorist attacks in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

According to Additional IG CID Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh, Mohammad Daud, the suspected mastermind behind the Sea View bomb blast and the attack on Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine, was arrested in possession of 50 kilograms of explosive material.

The suspect has revealed the names of three foreigners involved in the Sea View blast, including a woman who was killed in the blast, said Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh.

According to suspect, a Chechen couple, Abu Saleh and an Azerbaijani national were brought to Karachi from Quetta with a purpose to attack Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine.

One of their suicide vests blew off at Sea View, killing all three suicide attacker along with their local aids Shoaib and Atiq Swati.

The arrested suspect also brought two suicide bombers Badshah Khan and Abdullah from North Waziristan who attacked the Ghazi Shrine on October 7, 2010.

Earlier, CID arrested another two suspected militants of banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from Shah Latif Town.

According to CID official Mazhar Mishwani, suspects were sent to target SSP CID Chaudhry Aslam. Five rockets, two 222-rifles and 55 bullets were recovered from the suspects, said Mishwani.