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Terror attack bid foiled in Karachi: police


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KARACHI: Karachi Police claim to have thwarted a terror bid by recovering a large quantity of explosive material and arms in the city’s Manghopir area, DawnNews reported.

According to the police, a raid was conducted in Manghopir after an anonymous tip-off was received. During the raid, police searched a car in the area in which they found explosive material.

IG Sindh Fayaz Laghari told a press conference that during the raid a terrorist had also been killed and two suicide jackets had been recovered.

Laghari said that the terrorists were planning to join the Muharram procession as mourners and then would have carried out the attack in the middle of the crowd.

He said that the arrested terrorists were being investigated and preliminary investigations indicated that the group to which they belong may also have been responsible for the Abbas Town bombing.

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Adil Rizvi Nov 25, 2012 06:39pm
Coordinated effort against terrorists pays off. Can we ask our law enforcement agencies to keep continue these efforts for all year around and ask People to demand and Politicians to support.
Siddiqui Nov 26, 2012 01:22am
Hi Pakistani brothers , I am happy to hear this news and would suggest that we set up an Army trial for these terrorist not the civilian court as these guys need proper punishment.
worldwatcher Nov 26, 2012 12:16am
Good job! however, if ya all not notice, two of them ran away during the firing exchange...wonder, what will they do now?
javed abbas Nov 25, 2012 01:05pm
Doing a great job
Mr.T Nov 25, 2012 01:02pm
Arresting suicide bomber might help for the time but it's not cure, you have to catch the source then let wear him the jacket and press the button with his/her associates. Otherwise they keep coming back with different faces... AN EYE FOR AN EYE or Sawal jis zaban mai kia jiay jawab bh usi zaban mai daina chaheay.
P.R.Koduri Nov 26, 2012 02:59am
Very gratifying result of excellent police work, no matter in response to a tip. Well trained and well equipped police force and intelligence inputs must be recognized as being fundamental to improving the security of the people.
YOUSUF HUSSAIN Nov 26, 2012 04:02am
When ever the police and other security agencies do their good jobs they appreciated from every corner of society but same time they fail ,its does not means that they are not performning their duties but the lapses are there .
Naved Nov 25, 2012 02:30pm
Government has to make sure that these terrorists should get due panishment without any delay.
YOUSUF HUSSAIN Nov 26, 2012 04:04am
I agree with comments of Mr.T
Shahid Masud (@HotMasud) Nov 25, 2012 04:48pm
IG Fayaz Laghari was quick enough to call a press conference and claim the credit. No doubt it is a big achievement for the law enforcing agencies but was he ever quick enough to call a press conference and admit his failures.
Khalid Nov 26, 2012 04:32am
Please be positive.
Ali G Nov 25, 2012 03:12pm
Karachites have been saved from a very devastating event which could have riped the city into chaos. Good work law enforcement agencies...
M R Khawaja Nov 25, 2012 05:24pm
Difficult to believe in a nation of 180 millions pakistanis no one knows these terrorists they do not come from sky they live in pakistan some ones son/daughter father/brother unless some one has courage to inform the authorities about these people people in pakistan will keep dying. People who keep them in their houses/neighbourhood and help them are the same as terrorist themselves.
AHA Nov 26, 2012 03:11am
Why do people have to suffer so much because of religion.
sraz45 Nov 26, 2012 05:51am
These are criminals who attach no value to life quite contrary to the teaching of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh), it is such a travesty. They kill innocent folks to satisfy their own twisted beliefs.They should be dealt withthe full force of the law.
Mohib Nov 26, 2012 05:53am
JazaK Allah to all for their tips and efforts
Nadia Farooqi Nov 26, 2012 05:55am
Where did all such arms and ammunition came from? I hear every other day about an attempted foiled and tons of explosives recovered. Do they imagine the magnitude of this?
shahidmasud12 Nov 26, 2012 02:29pm
I wish I could
Raza Nov 26, 2012 12:38am
Thank you Police! and Rehman Malik also deserve applause for his efforts.
Sikander Khan Nov 25, 2012 06:57pm
Thank you so much anonymous for the tip-off. Allah aap ko abaad rakay. Also, thank you Karach Police for taking care of the situation right away. Lets get to the source of this and eliminate it. InshaAllah we will succeed.