According to the report, Sindh police traced over 50 IS-inspired militants in Karachi
KARACHI: Sindh Police on Wednesday denied a news report claiming that the police issued a list of over 50 Islamic State (IS)- ‘inspired’ militants.
“The department has neither issued such a list, nor has it claimed suspects to be members of the militant group,” a spokesperson for Sindh Police stated.
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Earlier this week, the Sindh police chief said that the IS group was active in the province and that the ultra-extremist Middle Eastern group had links with the banned sectarian militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
Briefing a parliamentary panel on Monday, Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali shared details of the arrested suspects and their alleged involvement in terrorism, particularly the Safoora bus attack, which had left more than 40 members of the peaceful Ismaili community dead in Karachi on May 13.
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He said the arrested Safoora attack suspects had confessed to carrying out at least 37 major terror attacks and that of the 14 suspects, eight have been arrested with the help of GSM locators.