KARACHI: Senior police official Karachi on Friday told that three hardened terrorists belonging to al-Qaeda were apprehended by law enforcers during a raid, ARY News reported.
SSP CID Raja Umar Khattab, while addressing a press conference at his office, said three al-Qaeda militants – Junaid Alam aka Asad, Arman Naveed alias Shoaib Khan and Hassan Shuja aka Amir – had been arrested. He told that the arrested terrorists were involved in bomb blasts and targeted killings of doctors, policemen and other people in the city.
The SSP CID said four TT pistols, four hand grenades, various improvised explosive devices, circuits used in bombs, militancy literature among several munitions were recovered from their possession.
Khattab said it was discovered during an investigation that al-Qaeda was operating in Karachi under different names and using different methods to carry out terrorism activities.
He said the terrorist organization had also established various cells comprising IT cell, Guest Cell, Technical Cell and Militant Cell in different areas of the city.
He divulged that al-Qaeda was also involved in recruiting several students from universities and colleges into their organization.
Khattab told the media that arrested terrorists disclosed that they were not using cell phones with a fear of being caught.