Islamabad : Seven Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were arrested in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, a media report said on Saturday.

The militants were arrested on Friday from the city’s Maripur area, Dawn online reported.

Taliban commander Haji Sher Muhammad along with his six associates were arrestede in Maripur, a police official said.

Muhammad had close links with Mohmand TTP chief Umar Khalid Khurasani and on his directions he along with his associates was planning a terror attack in the city, the media report said.

“They are involved in collection of extortion from the business community for the TTP in the city,” the official added.

A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were also seized.

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