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Wednesday May 13, 2015
By
AFP

Rangers arrest 70 suspects after Karachi bus carnage

By
AFP
Rangers arrest 70 suspects after Karachi bus carnage
KARACHI: At least 70 suspects were rounded up late on Wednesday in targeted operation conducted in Sohrab Goth, Lasi Goth and areas around Memon Hospital, a Rangers spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, the raids were also conducted at suspected hideouts of banned outfits in Ayub Goth, Machar Colony, Afghan Basti, Janjal Goth, Jamali Goth and Faqeera Goth.

The raids were conducted against the backdrop of gun attack on a bus of Ismaili community that killed at least 45 people and injured several others in Karachi’s Safoora Chowrangi area earlier in the morning.

Between 60 and 65 people were riding the overloaded bus, which belonged to the Ismaili community. The bus was traveling towards Aisha Manzil when it was attacked.

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The Rangers spokesman had earlier announced arrest of 18 suspects in raids carried out in Safoora Goth and Sohrab Goth.

Meanwhile, IG Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali has constituted a high-powered committee under Additional IG Ghulam Qadir Thebo to launch a probe into the massacre. DIG East, DIG West, DIG CTD and DIG CIA, SSP Malir and SSP East are included in the committee.