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Arms captured from Karachi’s Azizabad handed over to army for forensic analysis

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KARACHI: A big consignment of arms and munitions captured from Azizabad in Karachi, has been handed over to the military for forensic analysis of the weapons, ARY News reported on Thursday.

The law enforcement agencies on Wednesday captured a large consignment of arms and explosives in the city kept hidden in the water tank of a house in Azizabad.

The arms and munitions have been transferred to the army’s ordnance depot for forensic analysis of the weapons to know whether they were used in the incidents of crimes and terrorist attacks, official sources said.

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The weapons were transported in two police trucks and five mobile vans from DIG West office to the army’s ordnance depot.

Sindh Police has sought help of the army for the weapons analysis due to lack of modern facilities in the police department, sources said.

The police experts could not analyse the sub-machine guns (SMGs), rocket launchers, Bazooka, G-3 rifles, LMGs and anti-aircraft guns, sources further said.

The law enforcement officials conducted raid at a house in Block-8 of Azizabad near Nine Zero headquarter of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), yesterday and captured a large consignment of weapons hidden in an underground water tank of a house.

No arrests made during the police raid. Investigation agencies inquiring about the elements behind the arms consignment most likely to be used in terrorism incidents in the city.

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CHIEF MINISTER ANNOUNCES REWARD

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has sought details about the recovered arms and ammunition, and announced a reward for Rs5 million for those responsible for the discovery.

He commended the role of the police and Rangers to maintain peace in the city and said that he is proud of them for this huge recovery. He said that further investigations will reveals those who are behind it.

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