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Muharram terror bid foiled as AQIS weapons recovered in Karachi

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday claimed to have foiled a major terror bid planned for the month of Muharram after recovering a large cache of ammunition belonging to a proscribed outfit, ARY New reported.  Police conducted a raid in Burmi Colony of Landhi. However, four terrorists including Ilyas and Saeed Lohar allegedly belonging to Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent managed to escape. Police recovered a large of ammunition buried underground which was likely to shift to another location. This includes over one…

Karachi: Third-degree fire at Landhi warehouse extinguished

KARACHI: A  third-degree fire which broke out inside a clothing warehouse located in an industrial area of Karachi on Saturday, has been brought under control, ARY News reported. The fire erupted overnight inside the Export Processing Zone in Landhi area, and gradually engulfed the entire warehouse damaging millions worth of clothes. Chief fire officer Tahseen Ahmed said the department was alerted late after the fire broke out. He said the fire was caused after a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder exploded on the…

Landhi factory blaze extinguished after 18-hour long fire-fighting

KARACHI: Fire that erupted at a multi-storey textile factory in Landhi’s industrial area on Friday afternoon was extinguished after 18 hours long fire fighting, ARY News reported on Saturday. The blaze has gutted several parts of the factory building causing demolition of walls and the structure. Despite the intensity of the blaze, no loss of life reported at the factory, where around 500 workers were employed. Initially two fire tenders were dispatched to the site but later more fire tenders with two water bowsers…