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Eleven Pakistani Taliban militants arrested in Karachi

April 02, 2013

The home department has set up a witness protection cell and has started providing not only police protection but even aims at taking extreme measures like post-trial anonymity and rehabilitation, even relocation. – File photo by Reuters
Arrested suspects are being taken away by the police in Karachi. – File Photo by Reuters

KARACHI: Eleven Pakistani Taliban militants were arrested by the security forces in different raids carried out in Karachi on Monday, DawnNews reported.

The District West Police have arrested six militants of outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from Manghopir area and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Shabbir Shaikh told a news conference that the alleged terrorists have been taken into custody in a raid in Sultanabad area of Manghopir.

He said the police recovered 1 SMG, 2 repeaters, 2 rocket shells, 6 TT pistols, 1 9mm pistol, 2 7mm magazine, 6 hand-grenade, 25 kg potassium and other material used in bomb-making, wires, detonators, and 150 bullets.

Meanwhile, the anti-terrorism cell of CID police carried out a raid in Karachi’s Shireen Jinnah Colony and arrested five alleged TTP members. They also recovered a large quantity of explosives and weapons from their possession.

Moreover, in a four-hour-long operation by Rangers forces, several suspected terrorists were taken into custody of the law enforcement agency in Liaquatabad’s Ilyas Goth. The Rangers, other than finding a torture cell, have recovered different types of ammunition from their possession– APP/DawnNews