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KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of police conducted a raid operation in Karachi's Surjani town area on Sunday and foiled a possible terrorist attack, DawnNews reported.

Following a tip-off from Aslam Mehsud, the alleged brain behind the Abbas Town bombing, police conducted an operation in the Surjani town area where they recovered a huge cache of weapons and ammunition along with an explosives-laden car.

The explosives-laden car was seized by CID personnel after an exchange of fire with the militants during which the approver, Aslam Mehsud was killed and two policemen were injured.

Aslam later succumbed to his wounds.

The SSP Chaudhry Aslam told media personnel that four tt pistols and a kalashnikov were recovered, adding that the suspects had planned to target the residence of political party leaders and other important buildings in the area, including a hospital.

Private TV channels reported police officers as saying that one suspect was also taken into custody from the spot and that Mehsud has sustained injuries while identifying the hide-out during an ambush that took place  as soon as the police-raiding team entered the locality.

The Governor of Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, announced a reward of Rs 2 million for the CID team in the wake of the successful operation.

In related news,  Rangers personnel conducted an operation in Kunwari colony early on Sunday.

At least, 800 Rangers personnel including women took party in the three-hour long operation. The Ranger forces cordoned off the area, blocking all entry and exit points and conducted house-to-house searches with the help of sniffer dogs.

According to a Rangers spokesperson, six suspects were taken into custody who were shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigation. The spokesman added that 21 weapons of different kinds were also recovered from the arrested suspects.

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Comments (14) Closed

Hamza Tauqir
Apr 14, 2013 12:31pm
Great job CID Karachi & Aslam Chaudry.
Apr 14, 2013 02:22pm
lets keep up the pace and soon karachi will be rid of these animals
Abdul Malik
Apr 14, 2013 02:21pm
Whereas they may have done a good job, awarding them with Rs. 2 Million is uncalled for. This is their job and if they have performed well, awarding them with citation should be suffice.
Apr 14, 2013 04:07pm
This operation is a proof that the trouble makers can be apprehended if the government so desires. The PPP government, apparently, never wanted peace in the country.
Apr 14, 2013 08:42am
good job .. when going to layari ??
krishna prasad
Apr 14, 2013 01:16pm
If we don't interfere in police activities in enforcing law and order in the city with rewards given to participating police men and women for apprehending criminals bent on destroying property and people, then it is not difficult to stop this senseless killings in these areas. Somehow, playing politics with the help of criminal elements would sap the energies of the law-abiding police and people respecting it.
Apr 14, 2013 07:49am
Hats off to Chaudhry Aslam. Thats the way to do it. With limited resources he is performing an excellent job.
Apr 14, 2013 05:58am
well done guys.. Credit is due atleast in this case
Apr 14, 2013 08:06am
Great Job
Hassan, Dubai
Apr 14, 2013 11:28am
Why Police and Rangers were not performing during PPP Govt? Why during Care Taker Govt? Who was stopping them for doing Operations during PPP Govt?
Apr 14, 2013 09:46am
Major respect for all the personnel involved in leading these raids on the front lines. Let it be known that we, Karachiites, FULLY support this crackdown and are even willing to donate should a transparent body be formed for the collection of funds for such a purpose. They deserve praise as well as rewards.
Hassan, Dubai
Apr 14, 2013 11:28am
Why Police and Rangers were not performing during PPP Govt? Why during Care Taker Govt? Who was stopping them for doing Operations during PPP Govt ?
Apr 14, 2013 11:54am
congratulations, now lets get the others.
Abdur Raheem
Apr 14, 2013 10:06pm
The job is great...but it is too little and too late. They know all the accomplices but now they want to look good during election time. So many innocent civilians already lost everything. The only good thing of this story is that they used the dirty Mehsud from Afghan and sent him to hell.