| GEO Pakistan|
| Baitullah’s 5 operatives arrested from Mangopir|
| Updated at: 2224 PST, Tuesday, June 23, 2009|
KARACHI: At least five operatives of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban have been arrested on Tuesday from Karachi area of Mangopir. The arrested are believed to be the close friends of Baitullah Mehsud.
SSP Special Investigation Unit Raja Omar Khattab said police conducted a sting operation on a tip-off in Mangopir area of Kanwari Colony and exchange of fire ensued.
Later on, Faiz Rasool, Saeed Muhammed Mehsud, Farooq Khan Mehsud, Pervaiz alias Azeem and Rehmat Gul were arrested; however, their six accomplices including Shah Hussain, Shahid alias Sher Muhammed, Jawwad Ahmed alias Ahmed Ali Baloch, Ali alias Irfan and Muhammed Khan alias Adil managed to flee the site. Also, police recovered from their possession 2 klashinikovs, 3 TT Pistols and booty.
SSP Raja Omar said the arrested accused are involved in the bank robberies and highway loot incidents and used to send money to Baitullah Mehsud.
Their group was led by Qari Hussain.