Pakistan: Five suspected Islamic State (IS) operatives were arrested during a raid by local police force and counter-terror personnel in Karachi’s Taiser Town on Monday.
Local police conducted a raid on a compound in the area on the basis of intelligence reports and arrested the suspected terrorists after a successful operation, according to the Senior Superintendent Police Malir.
The suspects were identified as Abdullah, alias Hamza, Waqar, Waseem, Naveed and Mudassir, according to the police.
The suspects were indoctrinating people over social media and giving them various incentives to join IS, the SSP explained.
Grenades, illegal weapons, scores of bullets and laptops were seized from their possession.
An investigation has been launched after cases were registered against them under sections pertaining to terrorism and the Telegraph Act. Police have begun gathering the crime record, the SSP added.
It is important to note that this raid has been carried out following Saturday’s claim by IS for the suicide bombing in Quetta.
Last week, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Karachi Police had arrested a wanted terrorist of outlawed Jundullah terror group.
Arrested terrorist Mohammad Ishaq alias Gul was named in the red book, CTD chief Raja Umar Khattab had told the media in Karachi. Police 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.