CTD arrests top terrorist commander from LeJ in Balochistan

CTD arrests top terrorist commander from LeJ in Balochistan

*QUETTA: *Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Balochistan has made a big breakthrough and has arrested top commander of Lashkar e Jhangvi in Balochistan.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) CTD Aitzaz Ahmed Goraya said in a press conference on Wednesday that the CTD had arrested a top “wanted” militant of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) al-Alami from the outskirts of Quetta.

DIG Goraya said that the department received a tip-off and consequently a compound was raided in Hazarganji where the militant was hiding.

“We have taken the militant into custody who was invol­ved in a large number of targeted killings and is a key leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al-Alami,” said the DIG. The arrested suspect is said to be Qari Ismail alias Khalid, according to the press conference.

Ismail allegedly confessed during his initial interrogation that he was involved in 15 incidents of targeted killings, which also included attacks on security forces and Hazaras.

A large number of arms and ammunition was recovered from the militant’s hideout, added the CTD DIG.