Karachi, Sept. 21 (Reuters): Police in Karachi said today they had arrested five more militants days believed to be members of a group accused of bombing the US consulate in the southern Pakistani city in June.
“Our teams have arrested two more people of the same group today. These arrests are in addition to three men arrested yesterday,” a senior police official said. Police said they had seized a “sizeable” quantity of weapons from the suspects.
Pakistan said on Wednesday it had arrested seven members of al Almi, an offshoot of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militant group, including a man named Sharib, the suspected mastermind of the consulate blast.
A police statement said the the latest arrests brought to total number of militants held from the groups to 22. It said “a large quantity” of automatic weapons, detonators and bomb fuses, as well as literature and cassettes used to spread of sectarian hatred were seized.