Karachi: CTD arrests two target killers


KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday claimed to have arrested two alleged target killers in two separate raids carried out in Dalmia and New Karachi areas.


According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Junaid Shaikh, the arrested target killers, identified as Shahid Qadri and Aadil, belong to a religious political party and gang war group respectively.

The SSP said, Shahid Qadri, who belongs to a religious political party, has confessed to killing 17 people including two policemen.

He added that the other accused, Aadil, has confessed to killing 24 people including cops, saying he was trained by an outlawed organization in Hub.

Junaid Shaikh said both accused were also involved in heinous crimes, such as, kidnapping for ransom and collection of extortion.