KARACHI: Rangers claimed to have foiled a major terror bid, after arresting at least five alleged terrorists affiliated with proscribed Al-Qaeda and Daesh during a search operation in Karachi.

On a tip-off, the Rangers personnel raided a hideout in Karachi and rounded up a five member gang operating with the backing of neighboring countries intelligence agencies NDS and RAW on Wednesday.  

The Rangers personnel also recovered eight kilogram of explosives, a suicide jacket, four ball bombs, detonators and a laptop. .

While media briefing the media at Rangers Headquarters Karachi on Wednesday, Col Qasier informed that Tahir Zaman got regular training in Afghanistan, while Mohammad Farhan Siddique got training from proscribed Al-Qaeda in 2008 and he was tasked for recruiting terrorists in Karachi. Mohammad Nawaz joined proscribed terrorist outfit in 2012, who is an expert in making IEDs, while he provided medical facility to Javed Swati. Dar Mohammad was also involved in terrorist acts, while Bilal a close-accomplice of Safora Chorangi key terrorist Tahir Saeen.

He briefed that the terrorists were planning for major terror bid, while the terrorists also took help from SD cards in terrorist attacks for communicating. The terrorists also had 3D images of various important installations located in Karachi.

The terrorists were involved in various terrorist attacks on police and target killing incidents. The terrorists were arrested on information given by Karachi citizens.