A major terror plot in Karachi has been foiled by the Counter-Terrorism Department after one terrorist was killed and five others including a foreigner were taken into custody in early hours of Monday.
According to the DIG CTD Umar Shahid the security personnel raided a house in Shah Latif Town area of Karachi. An exchange of fire took place between terrorists and CTD, as a result, one of the terrorists was killed and five others were taken into custody including a foreigner.
The terrorists had parked a rickshaw in front of the gate of the building which had explosives in its hidden compartments and the men were fully prepared for a major terror activity
Suicide jackets, hand grenades, Kalashnikov, rocket launchers, and many bullets were recovered from the custody of the arrested.
DIG CTD Umar Shahid further said that the identity of the arrested terrorists is not yet known and have been shifted to an unknown place for an investigation into the matter.
Terrorists Were Affiliated With RAW
Later on Monday afternoon, Information Minister Nasir Shah, the Sindh IG and CTD Deputy Inspector-General Omar Shahid Hamid held a press conference to give updates on CTD’s operation.
Nasir Shah praised CTD on foiling a major terror bid, saying an excellent operation was carried, out in which the “most wanted” terrorists were arrested. He said the terrorists were affiliated with RAW and are from Afghanistan.
It is worth mentioning here that the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) issued a terror alert for Karachi last week.
NACTA warned that the Foreign backed attackers have planned to target key installations. The institution conveyed the threat alert to the concerned authorities. Sindh inspector general of police (IGP), and Rangers were alarmed about the recent threat alert. The City authorities have recommended extreme vigilance and heightened security measures in the port city.
NACT has advised citizen to carry personnel identification documents and report any suspicious activity or objects to authorities.
Moreover, NACTA advised to remain courteous and cooperative if approached and questioned by security personnel.