Karachi:  Security forces today arrested five suspected terrorists including those belonging from Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat and foiled a terror bid involved in sabotaging 14th August celebrations in the provincial capital.

According to the ISPR, at least five high value targets have been taken in custody; including Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat member Naib Amir in Karachi and Bakhat Zaman whose foreign sponsored gang was apprehended in the intelligence based operation.

The gang had prepared an explosive laden vehicle and a motor cycle which they were to use on Yaum-e-Azadi for subversion.

During the interrogation, the apprehended terrorists confessed that vehicles were arranged from Karachi and they were waiting for suicide bombers arriving from Afghanistan. They further revealed that Amir of Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat wing in Karachi had gone to Afghanistan for the same purpose.

On a tip off, the security agencies had started surveillance of group weeks before the operation was simultaneously launched last Sunday in Hyderabad and Karachi to arrest culprits. Explosive-laden hi-roof and motor cycle have also been impounded.

The ISPR says some more startling revelations are expected during interrogation.