‘Tunnel was just 10 metres short of barracks holding ‘dangerous’ terrorists’

Karachi jail map Rangers foiled breakout attempt into Central Jail Karachi

Huge cache of weapons, technical gadgets seized from house: Col Tahir

KARACHI: A major plot to free terrorists from Central Jail in Karachi through a tunnel has been foiled. The Rangers raided a house where members of a militant group were trying to tunnel into the nearby Karachi Central Jail, Rangers Colonel Tahir Mehmood told media men on Monday.

Mehmood said that the 45-metre (150-feet) tunnel had been dug from an underground water tank at the house towards a dry well inside the jail boundary, and was just 10 metres short of its target when the Rangers made their raid.

“Nearly 100 dangerous terrorists were present in the cell near the well where the suspects wanted to enter through the tunnel,” he said.

Colonel Tahir, told a tunnel was being dug at a home in residential locality Ghousia Colony next to Central Jail to make way towards jail barracks where ‘dangerous terrorists’ are incarcerated.

The officer disclosed that some elements from banned terrorists’ outfit were behind the plot.

He said a huge cache of weapons and some technical gadgets were also recovered from the site. He said sophisticated equipments were used to dig up the tunnel. The officer hinted that there might be some inside help leading to the criminal activity.

Col. Tahir said that Rangers promptly reacted to the intelligence report and foiled the plot of terrorists. National security institutions had informed Rangers about the jail break plot through the tunnel, he added.

He appealed public to contact the law enforcers about any information of criminals, if they have any. Agencies

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