KARACHI: A day after two army soldiers were shot dead in Karachi, paramilitary Rangers sprang into action, arresting five suspects and recovering huge cache of arms and ammunition.

According to Rangers spokesman, the troops carried out a house-to-house search operation late Tuesday in Karachi’s Lines Area and rounded up five suspects, from a locality close to Tuesday’s crime scene.

In another action, the paramilitary soldiers carried out action near MQM Unit office in Burns Road area recovered arms buried under a garbage heap.

Officials said the Rangers, acting on a tip-off from an arrested accused, seized 14 Kalashnikovs and 8,000 rounds.

Separately, Rangers confiscated a huge cache of arms and ammunition in a targeted action in Shah Faisal Colony. Rangers spokesman said the weapons were in the use of the militant wing of a political group.

The weapons recovered in the raid included one RPG-7, 08 Rocket Launchers with 07 fuse, 03 heavy machine guns with 1820 rounds and 05 magazine, one Rifle G-3 with 1105 rounds and 02 magazine, 08 SMGs with 1018 rounds and 12 magazine, 02 7-MM Rifle with 250 rounds and one magazine, 12-Bore Rifle's 17 bullets, and Walkie-Talkie sets.

He said the seized arms and ammunition was used in target-killing and for disturbing law and order situation in the city.