4 al-Qaeda terrorists flee, huge cache of arms recovered

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By S R Khan

KARACHI: The police during a raid in Burmi Colony, Landhi recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, which was to be used in terrorist activities during Muharram-ul-Haram. The SP Landhi Arif Rao during a press conference at SP Landhi Office here yesterday informed the media that the police on a secret information raided a den of Al-Qaeda (Sub-Continent) and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition. The SP Landhi was said that the four terrorists fled during an encounter which was taken place at Burmi Colony. The SP Landhi revealed that Saeed Lohar and Ilyas were among terrorists who fled during exchange of firing. SP Landhi informed that 10 rocket launchers, four hand grenades, five awaan bombs, launcher shells, one kilogram explosive material, two 7mm rifles, three Klashanikovs, one Mauser and live bullets were recovered from the scene. The SP Landhi further said that the terrorists were also involved in targeting police and LEAs officials. In another incident, a man namely Muhammad Salman, 30 was died while another Saeed got injured into a fire incident at a godown of cosmetics goods located in PECHS. According to DSP Bahadurabad Izhar Lahori, the blast was powerful which affected the entire building. The DSP was of the view that the initially fire erupted due to short circuit which led to explosion owing to the presence of chemicals in the godown. Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was also called for further investigation. Furthermore, the Rangers and Police were jointly conducted search operations in different areas due to security measures before Muharram-ul-Haraam. According to details, the LEAs authorities were conducted raids in Shah Rasool Colony, Lines Area, Tauheed Chowk and Mujahid Colony. During the search operation, the entry and exit points of the areas were being sealed adding that the operations were being carried out at those areas on the information of the presence of some suspicious elements in the areas.

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