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.

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.

It is worth mentioning here that the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) issued a terror alert for Karachi last week.

NACTA 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.


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