Karachi: Two key al Qaeda operatives have
been arrested by Pakistani security and intelligence officials
from a Karachi area dominated by Pashtun-speaking people and
refugees from Afghanistan.
The duo was arrested from Sohrab Goth area which is
located near the super highway, Geo TV reported today, adding
that the men had been shifted to Islamabad for interrogation.
The report identified the two men as Umar Misri and
Mohammd Mohammad and said that they had apparently entered
Pakistan through the Chaman border in Balochistan province.
"They were hiding in a safe house in Sohrab Goth and
communicating with their associates through a satellite phone
and laptop," it said.
Pakistani law enforcement and security agencies have
stepped up their campaign against terrorists, in retaliation
of which militants last week bombed the CID centre in the city
killing at least 22 people and injuring around 125 persons.
In the last few months, the agencies have arrested some
key leaders and commanders of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban
Pakistan from the city.