Joint counter terrorism exercise held

KARACHI: In the wake of new security challenges posed by extremist elements, a joint counter terrorism exercise in a series was held under the aegis of Corps Headquarters in Karachi on Friday.

Troops from Army and Rangers participated in it. They were aided by Sindh police, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation fire brigade and ambulance service.

The exercise was aimed at tackling the terror threat by incorporating joint response in an effective manner. Highly trained Army troops of a Light Commando Battalion showed exceptional agility and swift response to take on the simulated threat while troops from Rangers and police secured the areas.

In a mock up drill, the hostages were rescued and evacuated immediately through ambulance service. Fire tenders also assisted in containing the projected damage to the entrance area. The exercise was observed by senior military officials.