KARACHI: A network of terrorists formed by banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Al-Qaida has been broken in Karachi, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa on Friday.
“The network operated from Karachi; but planning for terror attacks was made in Miranshah,” he said while giving briefing in Karachi.
The DG ISPR said that 97 terrorists belonging to the network had so far been arrested and their hideouts eliminated through 13, 212 intelligence based operations.
He said that terrorists were involved in attacks on the military installations in Karachi, Peshawar, and Kamra.
The DG ISPR said that Rangers conducted about 7,000 operations in Karachi. He said about 6000 criminals had been arrested and handed over to police including three extremely dangerous terrorists during Karachi operation.
Bajwa said Karachi operation will be continued till complete eradication of terrorism.
He said the operation Zarb-e-Azb helped in restoration of peace in the country. He added the successes achieved in operation Zarb-e-Azb are being acknowledged at international level.