'MQM militant wing' weapons recovered from Karachi graveyard

'MQM militant wing' weapons recovered from Karachi graveyard

Karachi (Staff Report): Sindh Rangers recovered ammunition and heavy weapons in large quantity from a graveyard in Karachi today (Tuesday), the paramilitary force spokesman said.

According to spokesman that the raid was conducted in port city’s Orangi Town area in which two SMGs, five magazines, a shot gun, three 30-bore pistols, two 7mm rifles, two bulletproof jackets and bullets in large quantity. This is not the first time when concealed weapons were recovered in Karachi.

He said that the weapons were being used by Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) militant wing and would have been used during target-killing incidents in the city.

Earlier in October last year, police recovered a huge cache of weapons hidden inside a water tank in a house in Azizabad area.

In five trucks the armaments were taken to the office of DIG West. Police claimed the weapons were seized after receiving information from a criminal in custody.

The weapons were projected to be used for a terrorist attack in the month of Muharram, police added.

The sophisticated arms recovered included NATO weapons, anti-tank mines, bullet-proof jackets, bazookas, anti-aircraft guns, grenades, LMGs, SMGs, rifles and AK-47 assault rifles along with a large quantity of explosives.

Police reported, an alleged 'Target killer' arrested involved in murders of at least 15 people was arrested in the wee hours of Wednesday from the PECHS area.

In a targeted raid Muhammad Azad was arrested, further adding that the suspect headed a militant wing of a Karachi-based political party, Police informed.

Police claimed his accomplices Alaud Din aka Kala Pappu and Ghulam Rabbani aka Firaun were arrested few days back.