LEAs tighten noose around Ansar-al-Sharia

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KARACHI: The Law Enforcement agencies (LEAs) have continued action to nab members of banned outfit Ansar-al-Sharia (AAS) in parts of the country including Karachi.

According to reports, the security personnel have arrested a police officer for facilitating militants and an alleged terrorist of AAS, who works at a marble factory, from Karachi’s Nazimabad area.

Earlier, intelligence agencies raided various locations in Multan and arrested Talha Ansari, an alleged fugitive terrorist of AAS. He is also a close aide of Abdul Karim Sarosh Siddiqui who is a central commander of the outfit and the mastermind of the attack on Izharul Hassan.

On the other hand, University of Karachi Professor Mushtaq was detained in Quetta whereas Mufti Habib was apprehended from Pashin.

On Wednesday, AAS’ head Doctor Abdullah Hashmi made some shocking revelation and admitted that they started target killing of police to prove a point.