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Case filed at CTD police station in Gulistan-e-Johar blast incident

KARACHI: A case has been lodged at a Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police station in the incident of the blast which took place last night in Gulistan-e-Johar area of Karachi, ARY News reported on Sunday. The FIR was registered under sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act, attempted murder and explosive material. The petitioner in the case is Sub Inspector Javed Akhtar. It has been reported that a citizen informed police on 15 helpline about the incident at 12:10 pm. Plastic pieces and explosive material have been…

Foreign spy agencies involved in recent terror attacks in Pakistan: CTD

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Incharge Raja Umar Khattab on Thursday claimed that foreign intelligence agencies were involved in recent terror attacks in the country. Talking to journalists, Raja Umar Khattab said that investigations indicate that at least  three recent terror attacks in the country were interlinked and backed by the foreign spy agencies. The police officer revealed that a mobile Subscriber Information Module (SIM) card recovered from a terrorist involved in attack on Chinese consulate,…

CTD registers Karachi car explosion case against unknown persons

KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Tuesday registered a case of car explosion in city’s Defence area against unknown persons, ARY News reported. The vehicle was parked at an empty plot near Khadda Market, Defence when it exploded in wee hours of Monday (Dec 3). The state is complainant in the case and the FIR has been registered under Explosives Act, while different terror charges were also included in the case. According to police, the blast was caused using an improvised explosive device. While the…

CTD arrests mastermind behind Nawabshah blast

HYDERABAD: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police on Saturday arrested the mastermind of the blast that took place on Sugar Mill Road, Nawabshah, in October, ARY News reported. While talking to media persons in Hyderabad, Superintendent of CTD Police Irfan Sammu said the CTD officials arrested Nadir Bhingwar from Hyderabad district's Jamshoro Road. He elaborated that three terrorists involved in the blast were already arrested. Irfan Sammu said Nadir was wanted in other cases as well. "He was residing at…

500g explosives used in Karachi blast: sources

KARACHI: The investigators, probing the blast in Karachi on Friday, revealed that 500-gram explosives were used in the explosion that killed two people, ARY News reported. According to sources, the team of investigators had arrived at the blast site on Friday night and collected evidence to determine the cause and nature of the blast. Sources informed that the team would again visit the crime spot today (Saturday) to gather more clues. Counter Terrorism Department in-charge Raja Umar Khattab, speaking to media on…

CTD nabs notorious outlaw involved in heinous crimes

KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) nabbed a notorious outlaw, Kashif Ali alias 'Munna' in an operation in Ayisha Manzil area here on Saturday. "Kashif was wanted to the police in cases of killing, dacoities and snatching,"reads the statement issued by CTD, adding that he has confessed killing a trader upon resisting robbery in 2017 and carrying out activities of kidnapping for ransom. According to the department, the gang led by Arif Alias 'Tinda' was involved in snatching cash, gold jewelry and other…

CTD resolves three-year-old blind murder case in Karachi

KARACHI: Police's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Tuesday resolved a three-year-old kidnapping murder case by arresting the prime suspect, ARY News reported. According to details, the CTD resolved the 2015 case of kidnapping and murder of a university student named Bilal by arresting the prime suspect Adeel from Moinabad area of the city. Incharge CTD Raja Umar Khattab told media that Adeel kidnapped his university fellow and neighbour Bilal from Shah Faisal Colony with the help of two of his aides for ransom but…

Gang involved in snatching cell phones in Karachi, smuggling to Iran busted

KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police on Friday brought out that the mobile phones snatched in Karachi were being smuggled to Iran, ARY News reported. This was revealed after CTD operation wing in a big operation arrested three culprits involved in more than 100 incidents of cell phone snatching.  SSP Pervez Chandio said the phones were sold after flashing them. He said the suspects used to sell cheaper phone sets in Karachi and smuggle expensive ones to Iran. "Several dozens cell phones were…

CTD arrests two terrorists in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: Counter-Terrorism Department on Friday claimed to have arrested two terrorists from Gujranwala, ARY News reported. A spokesman for the CTD said that the two belonged to a proscribed organisation. They were identified as Asif and Wali Muhammad. Weapons, explosive material, hand grenades, and other material from them were also found from their possession, The CTD claimed that the terrorists intend to target sensitive installations in the city, The arrested terrorists were shifted to some undisclosed…

Blast near CTD vehicle in Mastung leaves three injured

QUETTA: At least three personnel were injured in a blast targeting a vehicle of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday near the town of Mastung in Balochistan, ARY News reported. Police confirmed the incident saying that three officers were injured in the incident and are being shifted to a local hospital, while rescue workers rushed to the site of the incident. The personnel were reportedly targeted by remote-controlled explosive device, police claimed. Police and security forces have cordoned off the area…