KARACHI -- The Sindh Police Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) is tracking down a new militant group behind recent slayings of police in Karachi, SAMAA reported Tuesday (July 4).
The terror group, identified as Ansarul Shariah Pakistan (ASP), comprises mostly militants who have returned from Syria, according to the CTD.
The group has claimed responsibility for the targeted killings of an ex-army officer in April and at least six police officers in May and June in Karachi.
The group has no presence in other parts of Pakistan, according to Omar Shahid Hamid, a CTD official.
The parent Ansarul Shariah, an al-Qaeda affiliated group, was formed in Libya in 2012.