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CTD arrests hardened terrorist of outlawed Jundullah group

KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Karachi Police has arrested a wanted terrorist of outlawed Jundullah terror group, the CTD chief said in a press briefing on Thursday, ARY News reported.

Arrested terrorist Mohammad Ishaq alias Gul was named in the red book, CTD chief Raja Umar Khattab told the media here today.

Police have recovered a suicide jacket and a hand grenade from his possession, the police officer said.

According to the officer, the alleged terrorist had entered in Balochistan from Afghanistan and then arrived in interior of Sindh.

He had come to Karachi for a major terrorist attack in the metropolis, the CTD in-charge officer claimed.

Ishaq alias Gul was a neighbor of Ataur Rehman alias Naeem Bukhari of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorist group, he said.

Accused Ishaq had join banned Jindullah group in year 2006 and went Afghanistan to get training of terrorism and sabotage, the CTD official said.

He was wanted to police in a number of cases, Raja Khattab said.

Accused Ishaq was involved in two explosions outside a hotel of Karachi and fled to Afghanistan after a police encounter in 2008, CTD officer said.

Scores of his accomplices were killed in encounters or arrested by the police, he said.

Jundullah is the terrorist group who was involved in an attack on Corps Commander Karachi on June 11, 2004.

At least 11 people were killed and 12 others were injured when a convoy of the Corps Commander of Karachi was ambushed near the Clifton Bridge. Lt-Gen Ahsan Saleem Hayat and his convoy came under heavy fire as they approached the bridge on their way to the corps headquarters.

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