Law enforcement agencies have arrested the leader of a takfirist gang of hitmen belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who were involved in the killing of 16 police officers over the last three months in Quetta.
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo said at a press conference yesterday after presiding over a meeting on the law and order situation in the province.
“Fazal Haq Ghaibzai, the ring leader of the TTP target killers, was arrested during a joint operation by police, the Counter Terrorism Department and the Frontier Corps on Tuesday night on the basis of intelligence information,” Mr Bizenjo said, adding that the takfirist terrorist had confessed during interrogation that he and five members of his gang had killed some senior police officers and FC personnel in different areas of Quetta.
The chief minister said Ghaibzai was a resident of Quetta and his father was a prayer leader at the mosque of a local school.
Sarfaraz Bugti said Ghaibzai had told interrogators that Raziq Achakzai, an Afghan commander who ran terrorism training camps in Spin Buldak, had provided money to his gang.
A video of the suspected terrorist was shown to the media in which he said the TTP Balochistan emir’s associates, including his deputy, were based in Spin Boldak.