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20 Sep 2020 | 11:11 PM UTC

Pakistan: Multiple weapons and explosives recovered in security operation in Karachi September 20

Pakistan News Alert

Multiple weapons and explosives recovered in security operation in Karachi on September 20; heavy security presence and traffic disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Karachi

Event

The Pakistan Rangers Sindh security forces launched an operation in the vicinity of the New Sabzi Mandi market area of Karachi on Sunday evening, September 20, targeting suspected caches of weapons and explosive material. The forces were acting on a tip-off from local law enforcement that there had been suspected criminal activity in the area and reportedly recovered dozens of hand grenades, explosive material, and multiple rocket-propelled grenades. Police have cordoned off the site and evacuated adjacent houses.

A heavy security presence and traffic disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours as the security operation continues.  

Advice

Individuals in Karachi are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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