Target killer turned out to be of Al-Qaeda
KARACHI: Target killer arrested earlier this week turned out a member of terror outfit Al Qaeda, involved in the killing of police officials in the city, Police claimed on Friday.
Garment factory manager Karim Hashwani and his driver were killed by the suspect, Hashim. He was arrested from North Nazimabad on Tuesday and during interrogation, he allegedly admitted to having killed more than nine people including police officials in Shahra-e-Noor Jahan, Baghdadi and Ferozabad area.
Police claimed Hashim, came from Charsadda to specially kill Hashwani, was a member of the Abdullah Omar Khorasani group of Al Qaeda.
The killer confessed that he had come to the city on the directives of a person named Ikram, who had ordered him to kill Hashwani, as per details provided by police. Upon reaching Sohrab Goth, Hashim was allegedly picked by another man, Khalid, who took him to a house in Korangi where he stayed for two days. Hashim was provided weapons by Ikram and Khalid to carry out the killing and was told that he was to kill Hashwani on sectarian grounds.
Rangers and police officials revealed that Hashim received his training from Charsadda and had participated in the Afghan war and involved in the killing of police officials in different parts of Karachi.
Separately, a militant commander was arrested during a search operation conducted by security forces in Peshawar. Sources said that commander ‘Momim’ had a head price of Rs0.5 million and was sought by authorities since 2009. An FIR has been registered against him, they added.
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