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Three terror suspects arrested in Karachi raid

KARACHI: Police arrested three suspected terrorists during a raid in Karachi , ARY News reported on Monday.

According to details, Police and intelligence agencies carried out a joint-operation at Karachi’s SITE area and arrested three alleged members of a banned organization.

Explosive devices, detonator and Awan bombs were recovered from the arrested men.

Police said that the suspects were planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the provincial capital.

Meanwhile, Police arrested a person who was admitted in a private hospital located at Soldier Bazaar. The law enforcement agencies said that the suspect had escaped during an encounter several hours before his arrest.

Police shot dead an alleged robber near Cantt Station. The slain dacoit was looting citizens, police said.

It should be noted that Karachi witnessed almost 72 percent decrease in target killings in 2016 as 45 people were killed as compared to 159 such killings in 2015, a police report said.

The Sindh police’s yearly report documented almost 33 percent decline in other killings as murders decreased from 993 to 666 while only two terrorism incidents occurred when compared to last year’s 5 incidents.

Among other heinous crimes, kidnapping for ransom incidents saw a 57 percent decrease (21 when compared to last year’s 49 incidents) while extortion saw a whopping 78 percent decrease when only 146 such incidents were reported as compared to 224 of 2015.

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