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One terrorist killed and five arrested in Karachi

One terrorist killed and five arrested in Karachi

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Foiling a potential terrorism plot, officials of Sindh police’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Monday killed one suspected terrorist and arrested five in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Karachi.

A shootout took place between the suspects and law enforcement officials at Shah Latif Town, said CTD Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Umar Shahid Hamid, adding that a stun grenade was used in the operation as well.

The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had previously issued an alert expressing fears of a major terrorist attack in the city, DIG Hamid said.

He further said foreigners were present among the arrested suspects and a rickshaw fitted with explosives — for purported use in a suicide attack — was found at their hideout which was defused by members of the bomb disposal squad.

Weapons, explosives, and suicide jackets were recovered in the operation as well, he said.

Source: Pakistan Today

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