Karachi: The Counter-Terrorism Department killed a suspected militant, in Karachi, while five others are captured five after a clash that occurred amid an exchange of fire.
According to the details, the exchange of fire lasted for more than an hour in Karachi’s Shah Latif Town Sunday.
CTD in-charge CTD Raja Umar Khattab even said that the criminals were located in a building in Shah Latif Town and operation was undertaken against them on a tip-off.
He said the assailants had parked a rickshaw in front of the building entrance, which had bombs in its secret compartments, and the men were completely prepared for major criminal attacks.
The National Counter-Terrorism Authority had warned of a “major terrorist activity” Khattab said.
Terrorists are planning a VBIED attack on “an unspecified important government department” in the city in the near future, NACTA had said.
The criminals had long been monitored, The CTD official said.
According to the Bomb Disposal Squad, four suicide jackets, 15 grenades, four Kalashnikovs, hundreds of bullets, and two rockets were recovered from the terrorists’ possession and are sent for a forensic examination.
Authorities say the building used by the terrorists has been cleared while the explosives in the rickshaw have been defused, with ball bearings and nut bolts hidden in various compartments.
Information Minister Nasir Shah, on Monday afternoon, the Sindh IG and CTD Deputy Inspector-General Omar Shahid Hamid held a media presser to mete out the latest developments on CTD’s operation.
Shah praised CTD for foiling a major terror bid, saying an excellent operation was carried, out in which the “most wanted” terrorists were arrested.
According to the official reports, the terrorists were affiliated with RAW and are from Afghanistan.