KARACHI: An attack on naval dockyard on Saturday night was foiled by Pakistan Navy.
According to a Navy spokesperson, two militants were killed while four others captured by security forces during the attack on the eve of Defence day.
One Navy official was also killed in the attack, while one officer and six sailors were injured in an operation which lasted nearly eight hours.
The spokesperson added that no material loss took place and that the area was cleared for normal activities the same day.
Based on questioning of the arrested militants, raids were carried out which led to further arrest of other collaborators and accomplices from different parts of the country. During these raids, large quantity of arms and ammunition were also recovered.
Further inquiries and investigations by intelligence and other law enforcement agencies are continuing.
Chief of Naval Staff appreciated the the personnel involved in the operation. He also visited injured personnel and individually appreciated and acknowledged their bravery.
Earlier in August, at least 12 militants, wearing suicide vests and armed with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and automatic weapons were killed in an 11-hour gun battle near Khalid Aviation airbase and Samungli airbase in Quetta.