Karachi Police arrests Taliban commanders planning attack on city

The Karachi Police has claimed arresting two Taliban extremists, who were said to be planning a major terror strike in the country’s financial capital.

Updated: Jun 12, 2010, 11:29 AM IST

Karachi: The Karachi Police has claimed arresting two Taliban extremists, who were said to be planning a major terror strike in the country’s financial capital.

The arrests were made from a house in Baldia area of Karachi during a raid, a senior police official said.

"The police are interrogating the two men, Inamullah Mehsud, a resident of North Waziristan tribal region, and his local facilitator Sajjadullah Mehsud,” The Dawn quoted Omar Shahid, as saying.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered in the police raid.

Shahid said that the arrested Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members were planning to target some important installations in Karachi through suicide attackers, who were to be called in from terror hot bed North Waziristan.

ANI