In a statement, the army said that security forces averted a major terrorist attack which was planned by the gang to sabotage Independence Day celebrations in the city.
It was an 'Intelligence Based Operation' in which the forces arrested a 'foreign sponsored gang' and foiled their plan, the statement said, adding that some high-value targets including Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat chapter deputy chief in Karachi Bakhat Zaman has been arrested.
"Terrorists had been planning for some time and (they) had prepared an explosive laden vehicle and a motor cycle which they were (planning) to use on Youm-e-Azadi," army said.
The forces recovered an explosive laden vehicle and a motor cycle. During interrogation, the terrorists confessed that vehicles were arranged from Karachi and they were waiting for suicide bombers which had to arrive from Afghanistan.
Zaman had allegedly visited Afghanistan to arrange suicide bombers.


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