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Police arrest Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat commander in Karachi

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KARACHI: Sindh Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) on Thursday arrested Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat commander during a raid here in West Zone area, ARY News reported.

Superintendent Police SIU Tariq Dharejo said the commander, Khursheed Alam, was involved in several heinous crimes including two murders and a large number of extortion activities. During the raid, a Kalashnikov and a hand grenade were recovered from his possession.

Tariq Dharejo said the culprit had got training from Afghanistan and came to Karachi where he joined Ameer Akhtar Group. He strengthened his network in the city.

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The following year, several terrorist activities were carried out in the city in which 17 policemen including a SHO were killed. The new group took responsibility of all those terrorist acts.

SP Counter Terrorism Department Raja Umer Khattab had expressed fear that the banned organisation was reorganizing in the city.

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