Syrian connection discovered
The Rangers here foiled a major terror bid in the city as militants trained in Syria and Afghanistan and working for foreign intelligence agencies were arrested from Karachi’s Mawaach Goth area.
Briefing media on the raid, Rangers spokesperson Colonel Qaisar said that they raided a militant hideout in Mawaach Goth area on a tipoff that militants of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) have entered in the metropolis for subversive activities.
‘Eight KG explosives, one suicide vest, four ball bearing bombs and four SMGs were seized from the suspects,’ Col Qaiser explained, further adding that ‘two Rangers personnel were martyred during the raid.’
The LEAs also recovered 360-degree images of a site were from their possession, he said.
“Tahir Zaman aka Boxer Mota was trained in Afghanistan. IED expert Nawaz joined the AQIS group in 2012, he also provided medical services to another terrorist, Javed Swati. The third suspect, Bilal, was a close associate of main suspect Tahir who was involved in the Safoora attack.”
The Rangers are conducting operations against terror outfits under Operation Raddul Fasaad, the spokesperson added.