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'Most wanted' Taliban militant nabbed in Pak: Police

Pakistani police on Monday claimed to have arrested "a most wanted" militant activist of the Tehreek-e-Taliban in the Sind provincial capital.

world Updated: Jan 11, 2010 22:18 IST

Pakistani police on Monday claimed to have arrested "a most wanted" militant activist of the Tehreek-e-Taliban in the Sind provincial capital.

Raja Umar Khatab, the CID police chief, said in Karachi that the militant, Hakimullah, was arrested from a house in Baloch Goth in Orangi township and police had recovered large quantity of heavy arms and explosives from him.

"Hakimullah’s arrest is a big breakthrough as he is among the most wanted list of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants from Swat and an important commander of the banned outfit," Khatab told the media.

Police also claim to have arrested number of important TTP activists from the city in the last few months which they claim is one reason why the Taliban have so far not been able to penetrate the security cover around Karachi and carry out regular terrorist attacks.

Last week the police had claimed that eight militants were killed in a house while making explosives and all were wanted TTP activists who were planning mass scale terrorist attacks in the city.

Khatab said the police were still searching for four close associates of the arrested militant.