KARACHI: Security forces’ operation to hunt down terrorists who tried to take over Karachi airport has been completed and all ten terrorists have been killed, a Rangers spokesman in a statement said on Monday.
Army, Rangers, Police and Airport Security Force participated in the operation.The killed terrorists were between 20-25 years of age and apparently foreign nationals.
Heavy weapons and suicide jackets were recovered from them during the action. Fire broke out during the operation in the old terminal/cargo area which was extinguished.
All aircrafts have been checked and no damage to any aircraft of any type has occurred. No damage to Jinnah Terminal occurred. During the action Rangers troops fought valiantly and one Ranger personnel embraced Shahadat while four were injured. Initial report collected by the security forces indicated involvement of foreign hand in the terrorist
Civil Aviation Authority operation will resume shortly.