ISLAMABAD: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said on Friday that terrorist groups involved in major incidents have been neutralised.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Lt Gen Bajwa said Al Qaeda sub-Continent and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi carried out major acts of terrorism in Karachi in collusion with the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) Pakistan.
“Our conclusion is that all of the terrorist groups are trying to co-operate with each other in order to carry out terrorist attacks,” he told a news conference.
A network comprising 94 hardcore terrorists belonging to al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was busted, he said.
The men are accused of involvement in major attacks on Karachi airport, Kamra airbase, several regional intelligence headquarters, SSP Chaudhry Aslam, Hyderabad jail break attempt and on police installations between 2009 and 2015.
Al Qaeda leader Mussannah is the mastermind for the group’s operations in Karachi. He is number two to the leader who is present in Afghanistan, the DG ISPR said.
The LeJ‘s Naeem Bokhari and Sabir Khan, as well as Farooq Bhatti, deputy chief of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), were captured by Pakistani forces in recent raids, military spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said.
Several of those arrested, including Bokhari, were in the advanced stages of planning a jailbreak attempt on the Hyderabad Central Jail, Bajwa said. NNI