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.
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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