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Four suspected militants arrested in Karachi

world Updated: Sep 15, 2009 20:04 IST
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Four suspected militants along with huge cache of arms and ammunitions were today arrested during a sting operation from a Pashtun dominated area in Pakistan's commercial capital.

The arrests come a day after police claimed to have exchanged fire and foiled a bid by three Burqa clad terrorists to enter and carry out a subversive operation in one of the country’s biggest oil terminal and storage depot in Kemari Karachi.

Senior police officials said that the four arrested persons included a militant wanted for planning and carrying out attacks on security forces in Swat.

"One of them is Ziaullah Swati has been involved in subversive and terrorist activities in Swat and has close links with the Taliban," Senior superintendent of police, Fayyaz Khan said.

He said the four arrested men from whom a large cache of ammunition and explosives and suicide jackets were also recovered were also behind a string of bank robberies in Swat and Karachi.

The outlawed Taliban-e-Tehreek is widely believed to be behind several bank robberies in Karachi and Karachi and in kidnapping for ransom case of businessmen and traders from the urban area to raise funds for their subversive activities.