7 TTP suspects nabbed in Karachi

Pakistan Forward

KARACHI -- Police Wednesday (August 9) arrested seven suspects during a raid on a Karachi seminary allegedly linked to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Dawn reported.

Sindh Police Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) agents raided the Al-Kareem Islamic Academy, which was founded by Mufti Shakir, a "dangerous terrorist and TTP commander", Senior Superintendent of Police Omar Shahid Hamid said.

Shakir, who remains at large, is accused of involvement in the slayings of Karachi police officers in 2013-2014, including the assassination of Chaudhry Aslam, who headed the police Anti-Extremism Cell in Karachi.

Three of Shakir's allies were killed Monday (August 7) in a clash with police in Karachi, added police.

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