Jandullah leader captured by CTD

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The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday foiled a major terror bid in the metropolis and arrested a wanted member of the banned terror outfit Jundullah.

Authorities arrested Mohammad Ishaque Gul whose name was included in the “Red Book”, which includes name and details of the crime committed by terror suspects.

CTD officials said they recovered a suicide jacket and two hand grenades from him. “The wanted terrorist had entered Balochistan from Afghanistan and then arrived in interior Sindh,” a CTD official said. “He received training in Afghanistan and had gone into hiding there. He joined Jundullah in 2006.”

Moreover, officials said many of his accomplices were killed in encounters or arrested by the police. He is accused of being involved in bank robberies, murder, kidnappings for ransom and extortion.

The Interior Ministry last year placed a ban on the outfit Jundullah. Jundullah, a splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, in 2014 announced to pledge its support to Daesh.

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