One accused was killed and five others were arrested in an encounter with Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) terrorists in Shah Latif Town area of Karachi.
In-charge CTD Raja Umar Khattab said that terrorists were present in a building in Shah Latif Town and action was taken against the terrorists on a tip-off.
One suspect was killed and five others were arrested in the exchange of fire with the terrorists, he said.
He said that the terrorists had parked a rickshaw in front of the gate of the building which had explosives in its hidden compartments and the terrorists were fully prepared for the operation.
Raja Umar Khattab said that the alert was issued by NICTA some time ago, and we have been monitoring the building for a long time, the process of identifying the terrorists killed and arrested in the police encounter and further investigation is underway.
According to the Bomb Disposal Squad, 4 suicide jackets, 15 grenades, 4 Kalashnikovs, hundreds of bullets and two rockets were also recovered from the terrorists’ possession which will be subjected to forensic examination.