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Suspects confess to attacks on Rangers’ checkposts in Karachi

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KARACHI: Three ‘militants’ linked with a political party on Saturday confessed to the attacks on Rangers’ checkposts in Karachi that left three paramilitary soldiers wounded, according to a press statement issued by Pakistan Rangers Sindh.

“The paramilitary force raided militant wing’s safe houses in Shah Faisal Colony on April 19 and rounded up three terrorists,” said a Rangers’ spokesman in a statement today. “They were produced before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) wherefrom they were remanded in 90-day custody of Rangers.”

The suspects were identified as Ahsan Suleman alias SP, Ubaidullah Siddiqui alias Kala alias Pagal, and Asadullah Siddiqui. They were said to be affiliated with militant wing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

The suspects, during the course of investigation, confessed to cracker attacks on Rangers’ checkposts in Korangi, Nazimabad and Korangi Crossing areas of city, read the statement. The attacks had left three Rangers men wounded.

The suspects attacked Rangers to avenge arrest of target killers during ongoing operation in the megapolis, stated the paramilitary spokesman. They also admitted involvement in several incidents of target killings, extortion, arson and land grabbing.

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