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Five target killers of MQM-London arrested: CTD

KARACHI (PPI): As many as five target killers, including a serving policeman, affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (London) were arrested in a raid conducted in the metropolis` area of Korangi on Thursday, claimed Counter Terrorism Department.

The men are suspected to be involved in May 12 killings and other incidents of violence.

SSP CTD Munir Sheikh informed that weapons used for the attacks were recovered in the raid.

He said that during the investigation the suspects confessed to killing 19 people including five policemen, further adding that they used to receive directions from the party`s London and South Africa chapter.

Sheikh said that a serving policeman, Rizwan was also affiliated with the group, he added that as many as six cases have been previously registered against the accused.

He informed that the department will carry out a thorough check of police personnel recruited during the time when MQM was in power in the province.

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