Top Al-Qaeda commander arrested in Karachi


KARACHI: Police claimed to have arrested the top militant commander of a proscribed organization from Rizvia Society in metropolitan city.


According to police, the accused, identified as Abdur Rehman alias Sindhi, was wanted to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The FBI had frozen the bank accounts of the suspect in 2014, the police said.

The accused used to run an Al-Qaeda network from Afghanistan and he had also held meetings with Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, they added.

The police further stated that Abdur Rehman, who was involved in the killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl, had also got injured in a drone strike in Afghanistan.