KARACHI - South District Police on Friday claimed to have arrested an activist of Al-Qaeda who was involved in an attack on ISI office, Sukkur.

Addressing the press conference, SSP South Muneer Ahmed Shaikh said the Baloch Colony Police on a tip-off conducted a raid on the hideout of a terrorist group and arrested an activist of Al-Qaeda, Sheikh Adil Azeem. The police had also recovered a Kalashnikov and two hand grenades from his possession.

Shaikh informed the media men that the accused, during initial investigation, confessed that he and his other accomplices attacked the office of ISI in Sukkur with bomb. “The accused person is a close aide of Al-Qaeda’s leader in Sindh and Balochistan, Talat Hussain,” he added. He further said the accused had also informed the police that his chief Talat Hussain had also convinced him to conduct a suicide attack on the convoy of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto at Karsaz in 2007 when she was returning to Pakistan. However, the police officer said the Soldier Bazaar and Boat Basin police have arrested four criminals, including a target killer.