Efforts to blow Karachi Central and Landhi Jails foiled

An alleged effort to blow apart the Karachi central and Landhi jails has been foiled, while the plotter, an operative of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jahngvi has been arrested.

CID Police, acting on secret information, in the area of Sharafi Goth, arrested the Naib (vice) Ameer, Zia-ud-din, Mehsud, and impounded 50 kilograms of explosive materials, two detonators, and three T.T pistols from his possession.

SSP, CIA, Shahid Umar has also informed that the accused, whose name was listed in the CID Redbook, was also wanted for his participation in the 2006 Nishtar Park bombing, murder of oil and petrol supplier for NATO-bound oil tankers, Shaukat Afridi, in 2008, and murder of central leader of MMA, (Muttihada Majlis-e-Amal), Allama Hassan Turabi.

The accused had planned to use the explosives in a van, while the police have shifted him to an unknown place for further investigations.

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