Terror plan foiled in Karachi as CID police kill 6 terrorists

KARACHI: Law enforcing agencies foiled a potentially massive sabotage activity as Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Sindh Police seized a huge cache of firearms and explosives from terrorists following an armed encounter with them, media reported Wednesday.

According to incharge CID Chaudhry Aslam, a sting operation was conducted on a tip-off regarding smuggling of weapons near Lucky Pahari, Hub River Road. Finding themselves trapped, the saboteurs opened gunfire at the police party, injuring two personnel.

In prompt retaliation by the police, six terrorists were killed.

Chaudhry Aslam said slain terrorists were members of the banned Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Mohmand Group, adding the cache of firearms and gunpowder was being smuggled to Karachi from Balochistan.

He further said the saboteurs were involved in several bombings in the metropolis, adding at least 200 kilograms of explosives were recovered from the possession of the miscreants.