Pakistani police arrested two killers of Shia Muslims

SHAFAQNA – Two men involved in several target killings have been arrested in separate raids, Karachi’s police chief said on Tuesday. Speaking at a press briefing, AIG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo said the arrested men were wanted by police in several target killing cases.

The first suspect, Kashif Ali Khan alias Kala, was rounded up in a raid near Saleem Centre in New Karachi.

A police team under the supervision of the New Karachi SHO conducted the raid and after a shootout arrested Khan. His associates, however, managed to escape. A 9mm pistol was seized from the suspect.

During interrogation, Khan confessed to murdering Shiite Muslims. police constables in Karachi. He disclosed that he had gunned down several Shiite and Sunni Muslim activists.

The other suspected target killer, Ubaid Ali, was arrested in a raid near Nagan Chowrangi after an encounter. He was found in possession of a .30 pistol.

He told interrogators that he was a member of a group involved in sectarian killings, mostly in the Central district.

He confessed to murdering members of the Shia community including an Intelligence Bureau officer, Qamar Abbas, in Sharifabad.

His victims included Adeel Abbas, Mohammad Ashraf, Mohammad Hameed, Asad, Umer Farooq, Wajahat, Shiraz Abbas, Fida Hussain, Mohammad Zeeshan and Izhar Sarfaraz.

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