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5 culprits in Karachi attacks arrested
The arrested five men belong to a banned sectarian terrorist outfit, the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan. (file photo)
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:40AM
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The Pakistani police have arrested five terrorists involved in the recent deadly attacks on Shia Muslims in Karachi, Press TV reports.

The police carried out a raid in the Korangi area of the city on Friday and arrested Ibrahim, Shakeel Malik alias Mohammad Ali, Hazrat Anees alias Jawwad, Niazullah, and Abdul Jalil Anwar, a police official said.

The militants are members of a banned sectarian terrorist group, the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, which has conducted numerous terrorist operations against Shia Muslims over the past two decades.

The five men confessed that they were involved in the killings of several Shia Muslims during bomb and gun attacks in Karachi in recent months.

A huge cache of weapons was also confiscated from the militants.

Pakistani security forces have been conducting operations against militant groups in the Kurram region since the beginning of 2012.

Local sources say more than 2,000 Shia Muslims have been killed in the Kurram region since 2007.

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