Four 'AQIS militants' held in Karachi, weapons seized.

KARACHI -- Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested four suspected militants, said to be associated with outlawed Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), who were allegedly planning major terrorism acts in the metropolis.

'The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and a federal intelligence agency carried out a joint action in Gulistan-i-Jauhar and arrested four members of the AQIS network,' said SIU SSP Irfan Bahadur.

He said they were identified as Mohammed Omer, Mohammed Bilal, alias Fida, Mohammed Waseem and Mohammed Amir.

Arms and explosives were also seized from their custody, he said, adding that they had stockpiled the weapon cache to carry out terrorism attacks in the metropolis.

'The held suspects were important members of the AQIS who have got militancy training from Afghanistan,' he added.

Police say the suspects wanted to target Pakistan Stock Exchange, City Courts

The AQIS chief and the held suspects' emir, identified as Mohammed Hanif, alias Zarar, lived in Afghanistan.

The militants had conducted recce to carry out terrorist acts at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, City Courts, Police Training Centre and offices of law enforcement agencies.


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