Seven Pakistani Taliban militants arrested

Seven Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were arrested in Pakistan`s port city of Karachi, a media report said on Saturday.

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 11, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

Islamabad: Seven Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were arrested in Pakistan`s port city of Karachi, a media report said on Saturday.

The militants were arrested on Friday from the city`s Maripur area, Dawn online reported.

Taliban commander Haji Sher Muhammad along with his six associates were arrestede in Maripur, a police official said.

Muhammad had close links with Mohmand TTP chief Umar Khalid Khurasani and on his directions he along with his associates was planning a terror attack in the city, the media report said.

"They are involved in collection of extortion from the business community for the TTP in the city," the official added.

A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were also seized.