Written By: M A Hafeez The News Tribe
Article Date: Nov 18, 2011 - 10:56:28 PM
Karachi: Moeed Abdul Salam al-Yemeni, al-Qaeda’s operational head in Pakistan blew himself up during a search operation carried out by Pakistani paramilitary troops in Karachi on Friday, The News Tribe has reported.
The operation was conducted in Gulsistan-e -Jauhar area of the city, said the News Tribe.
Sources requesting anonymity told this correspondent that the al-Qaeda commander Moeed Yemeni, belonging from Yemen, had arrived in the area 15 days ago. He had a bounty on his head.
The sources said that Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) besieged a building on a tip off regarding Yemeni’s presence in the area. They said that Yemeni blew himself up to avert his arrest after his attempt to escape was foiled by the troops. .The sources said Yemeni’s wife and four children were taken into custody.
Heavy contingent of Rangers and police cordoned off the area and launched a search operation following the blast. Rangers source said mobile phone and laptop of Yemeni were seized. They said over dozen suspected al-Qaeda militants were arrested in the city on the basis of information received from the mobile phone and computer.
They said that Yemeni was involved in several terror attacks in South Waziristan and Karachi.
Yemeni’s body was shifted to a state-run hospital for autopsy. According to the post-mortem report, Yemeni died of injuries he received in lower part of the body. There were no marks of bullet injuries in his body.
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