KARACHI- An attempted terrorist attack on Saturday by militants on the Pakistan Naval Dockyard was thwarted, in which one security personnel and two attackers were killed, while four were captured alive, media reports said.

The militants attempted to break into the dockyard, on Defence Day, after which on-duty security guards responded by firing. One Pak Bahria officer was killed in the attack along with six sailors injured, said the reports.

The revelations were made by known by Pakistan Navy officials on late Monday night. The injured did not have life threatening wounds and were treated at a hospital.

After interrogating the militants that were taken into custody, a search operation was conducted in different parts of the country in which individuals that were involved in planning the attempted attack, were taken into custody.

During the search operations large caches of ammunition and weapons were seized.  The naval chief congratulated the security staff that were involved in the successful operation and commended their valor.

He also visited the injured Pak Bahria personnel and paid tribute to their courage. Formal investigation of the incident has begun, while other law enforcement agencies have also started investigations.–Monitoring Desk