ISLAMABAD, Jan 9 (KUNA) -- Police in Pakistan's southern Karachi port city
Wednesday said that it has arrested five Taliban-linked terrorists who were
involved in the killing of five polio workers and also Aisha Manzil blast that
killed more than 10 persons and wounded over 30 others.
Karachi Additional Inspector General Ghulam Bashir Sheikh, addressing a
press conference, said that five terrorists, who were behind the killing of
five polio workers and the Aisha Manzil blast, have been arrested in two
different raids in Orangi and Ethad Towns.
He added that police also recovered explosive material, suicide jackets and
other armament from their possession. Sheikh said that the arrested terrorists
have links with outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Five polio workers were gunned down in a string of coordinated attacks in
Karachi last month. They were part of UN-backed programme to eradicate polio,
which is endemic in the country. (end)
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