Rangers foil terrorism bid in Karachi, while 2 cops killed

KARACHI: The Rangers officials on Friday claimed to have foiled a terrorism bid made on the eve of Yaum-e-Ali by recovering huge quantity of weapons and explosive material from Manghopir area of the city.

Brigadier Hamid told media that on the information provided by two arrested terrorists, the paramilitary force conducted a search operation in Sultanabad area in Manghopir and recovered huge quantity of explosive material and weapons.

A spokesman of the Rangers said that the six suicide jackets, four bombs, five SMGs, two LMG rifles, one Kalashnikov, 11 rocket launchers, three walkie talkie sets, 10 batteries, three kilograms of ball bearings and hundreds of cartridges were recovered. He said that the terrorists had planned attacks on Yaum-e-Ali in Karachi.

While, in Peshawar at least two police were killed and three others seriously wounded when a police was attacked here at Pishtakhara area of Peshawar on Friday evening.

SSP cant Muhammad Faisal said two passerbies were also injured in the attack. He said the terrorists in white corolla car opened fire at mobile when cops were busy in preparations for Iftar.

This the second attack on cops in Peshawar. Another van had been attacked with IED in the remits of Yakatoot police stations here on Friday morning. The attack had left nine cops killed.