In the wake of new security challenges posed by extremist, a joint counter terrorism exercise was held under the aegis of Corps Headquarters in Karachi on Friday.
Army and Rangers participated in the exercise. They were aided by Sindh police, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation fire brigade and ambulance services. 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 commendable agility and swift response to take on the simulated threat while troops from Rangers and police secured the peripheries.
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 entrances. The exercise was observed by senior military officials.