600 suicide bombers in Karachi at present

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Karachi, Feb.4: There are at least 600 suicide bombers present in Karachi, and there is a possibility of either of them planning a major attack in the city, claimed Jundullah activists Qasim Toori and Danish alias Talha while being interrogated by law-enforcement officials here.

They said that a majority of the suicide bombers were former students of Islamabad's Lal Masjid. The two militants, who were captured along with women and children during a raid here on January 29, have been handed over to the Anti-Violent Crime Unit (AVCU), reports the Daily Times. A third militant, who was killed during the raid, has been identified as Gohar Muhammad alias Abrar Keamari Wallah.

Jundullah or the Army of God is a Sunni terrorist organization with links to al-Qaeda] that is based in Balochistan. Jundullah is made up of Pakistani Islamists who turned against their ISI patrons' efforts to block actions against the West. In 2004, Jundullah operatives attempted to assassinate the commander of the Karachi-based V Corps, Lieutenant-General Ahsan Saleem Hayat.

Jundullah also executed a suicide bombing near the U.S. consulate in Karachi in March 2006 on the eve of President George Bush's visit. ta-ur-Rahman, Jundullah's chief, had past links with the Khalil's Harkat - the terror group that gave birth to Sheikh and his mentor, Maulana Masood Azhar.

The group has been identified as a terrorist organization by Iran and Pakistan.


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