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Policemen standing alert to avoid in Karachi. — File Photo by Online

KARACHI: A suspected Taliban member was arrested in a joint operation conducted by the intelligence agencies and police in Karachi’s Orangi Town area, while two suspected target killers were arrested from different areas of Karachi, DawnNews reported on Tuesday.

A man suspected to be an important member of the banned militant group Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was arrested in the Data Nagar area of Orangi Town during a raid conducted by intelligence agencies and the area police.

According to security sources, he had been traced through the closed circuit television footage of the attack on Rangers headquarters in North Nazimabad. The footage showed the suspect walking in front of the truck that was used in the attack. The suspect had also been seen surveying the surrounding area on two consecutive days prior to the attack.

Weapons and a motorcycle were recovered from the suspect who was later transferred to an unknown location for further investigation.

In a separate search incident, a suspected target killer was arrested in the SITE area. According to police sources, the suspect was involved in more than 50 incidents of target killing.

The police arrested a suspect following an encounter in the Mauripur area of Karachi, recovering a pistol and a motorcycle from him. The police claimed that during preliminary investigations, the suspect confessed to killing at least one person in Liaquatabad.