May 242015

KARACHI: Four more suspects involved in the deadly Safoora bus attack on Ismailis in Karachi on May 13 were arrested by the police on Sunday.

During a press conference held in Karachi, AIG Ghulam Qadir Thebo disclosed that the suspects were arrested from Karachi and other parts of rural Sindh.

They were rounded up based on information provided by the suspects who have already been arrested in connection with the attack, he said, adding that special police teams were making all out efforts to arrest the remaining suspects.

Read: 43 dead, eight injured in bus attack on Karachi’s Ismaili community

According to Express News, the suspects arrested are those who fired on the Ismaili bus passengers.

On May 13, gunmen on motorcycles boarded a bus and opened fire on commuters belonging to the Ismaili community in Karachi, killing at least 44 people.

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah announced on Wednesday that the four suspects in the Safoora bus attack, whose arrests he had announced on Tuesday, were also involved in a number of other high profile attacks in Karachi recently, including the murder of The Second Floor café director Sabeen Mahmud.

Read: Arrested Safoora attack mastermind behind Sabeen’s murder: Sindh CM

Saad Aziz, one of the culprits arrested for involvement in the Safoora attack, confessed on Friday to killing Mahmud.

Meanwhile, at least seven suspected criminals including a target killer were arrested on Sunday during raids conducted by Rangers in parts of Karachi, Express News reported.

The paramilitary force raided parts of Lyari and University Road and seized submachine guns from the miscreants.

The post Safoora massacre: Police arrest four more suspects appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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