Claims he’s planning an attack, making a bomb on a house in Frontier Colony

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Claims he’s planning an attack, making a bomb on a house in Frontier Colony. PHOTO: EXPRESS / FILE

KARACHI: A terrorist suspect, suspected of belonging to Pakistan’s forbidden Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) outfit, was arrested by the Department of Counterterrorism (CTD) in Karachi on Friday.

Hand grenades and other weapons were confiscated from his possession.

CTD operation, SP Malik Altaf revealed that the arrested suspect, Jan Alam, had lived in a rented house in the Karachi Border Colony, where he planned terrorist activities and made bombs.

He further stated that Alam had been involved in two bomb blasts in the city, one in Imambargah Azakhana-e-Kosar near the Mominabad police station in 2013 and a hand grenade attack on the same police station in 2016.

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Altaf revealed that Alam had also left a motorbike filled with explosives near Aisha Manzil in 2013, when involved in an attack on Inspector Shafiq Tanoli, DSP Bahauddin Babar and Awami National Party (ANP) leader Bashir Jan and an explosion at Ameer Sardar Ali’s grave from ANP in 2014. Alam is also suspected of being involved in the killing of several police officials and ANP leaders, he added.

According to CTD officers, law enforcement agencies have been searching for Nature for several years. He added that Alam had been trained in Afghanistan and was the commander of the Tullah Mullah Fazalullah group after his predecessor Sher Bahadur was killed.

He stated that Alam was an expert in making pressure cookers and motorcycle bombs, adding that he had admitted several crimes, including extortion, during the initial investigation.

CTD officials said that further questioning of the suspect was being carried out.

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