Ringleader among 5 arrested Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists in Karachi

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Pakistan
Monday, 31 March 2014

5-LeJ-terrorists-held-31-03-2014Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Karachi arrested 5 terrorists of banned Yazidi takfiri nasbi terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

Shiite News Correspondent reported here that the SSP SIU, Farooq Awan told reporters at a briefing on Saturday that the LeJ terrorists including their commander were arrested in a raid in Abyssinia Lines (Lines Area) Karachi. Arms and ammo including hand grenades were also recovered. They were involved in terrorist attacks on Shia Muslims and extortion from Sunni Muslims.

Farooq Awan said they were involved in a number of crimes including sectarian killings, extortions, and bank robberies. The arrested LeJ terrorists were: Muhammad Yasin, Ataur Rehman alias Attu, Rafiq ul Islam, Sajid Abbas and Muhammad Nadeem. Weapons including 4 pistols and 2 hand grenades were recovered from their possession.

Superintendent Special Investigation Unit (SP SIU) Farooq Awan said the LeJ terrorists were demanding rupees 5 million from a local trader. Yasin is named in several violent crimes including sectarian targeted killing, firing at Moharram processions and robberies at cellular franchises.

The ringleader Atta ur Rehman was arrested and sent to prison in the past but was released due to unreported reasons. The terrorists were also involved in robberies intended for financial support of LeJ operatives.

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