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CTD arrest suspected MQM-London target killer in Karachi’s Baldia Town

The suspect has killed four people

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 12, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Dec 12, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The suspect has killed four people

Pakistani policemen stand beside seized weapons displayed for the media in Karachi on October 5, 2016. File photo: AFP

The Counter Terrorism Department arrested on Tuesday an alleged target killer of pro-Altaf faction of the MQM.

Tariq alias Zahid Chania of MQM-London was arrested in a raid in Karachi’s Baldia Town. The officials claimed that he confessed to killing four people.

CTD SSP Naveed Khawaja said that the CTD seized a weapon from the suspect’s possession.

On December 11, Rangers arrested two suspected affiliated with MQM’s South Africa network from North Karachi area.

Related story: Arms seized from empty house in Karachi raid

On information provided by the suspects, the paramilitary force also raided an empty house in Azizabad and seized a large cache of arms and ammunition. The seized items included around 40 weapons, 17 kilogrammes of plastic explosives, 350 hand grenades, more than 100 rockets, Avan bombs and launchers and more than 42,000 bullets.

The suspects were identified as Mustaqeem and Muqeem. Rangers spokesperson said the suspects were constantly in touch with the MQM South Africa network. They had gone into hiding after a raid on the party’s head office, Nine Zero, in March 2015.

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