Terrorist involved in Safoora bus carnage arrested

Terrorist involved in Safoora bus carnage arrested

Daddu (Staff Report): Police have arrested a terrorist involved in the attack on a bus near Safoora Chowrangi in Karachi.

According Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tanveer Tunio, terrorist Naveed alias Sharif is associated with banned al-Qaeda and was nabbed upon his return from Afghanistan. The terrorist had been declared a fugitive by an anti-terrorism court, added the police officer.

The policeman conveyed that six cases were pending against the terrorist who is also accused of killing two policemen in Hyderabad in 2014. He said Sharif is also accused of murdering two Rangers personnel during a 2014 bank robbery in Hyderabad.

The Safoora Goth incident happened in May 2015 in which at least 47 members of the Ismaili community were killed when the bus carrying them came under the attack in Pakistan’s southern metropolis.

Terrorists including Saad Aziz involved in the attack were awarded capital punishment by a military court in 2016.

The banned militant group Jundallah claimed responsibility for the shooting.