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CTD foils attack on foreign restaurant in Clifton

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KARACHI: Sindh Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Karachi on Monday foiled a terrorist attack on a foreign restaurant located in the upscale locality of Clifton and arrested an alleged terrorist affiliated with a proscribed nationalist group.

According to a CTD spokesman, a terrorist identified as Mumtaz Ali belonging to the banned Sindh Revolutionary Army (SRA) was arrested when he was going to plant an IED bomb at a foreign restaurant located in Clifton Block-2.

The CTD recovered an IED remote control bomb from the possession of the arrested.

During initial interrogation the arrested revealed that he had been assigned two targets by his group head namely Asghar Shah alias Sajjad Shah, to blast at the foreign restaurant and a project in Ibrahim Hyderi where foreign nationals were working.

A case had been registered and further investigation was underway.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.