Tragedy averted: Large explosives cache recovered in Chaman

Published: November 14, 2013

FC Commander Lt General Nasir Khan observes the weapons seized during the raid. PHOTO: ONLINE

QUETTA: Another terrorist attack was thwarted when Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a terror attempt with Muharram processions in Quetta a likely target as they seized a huge catch of arms and ammunition from Chaman.

“Two terrorists were arrested during the targeted raid carried out by FC in Chaman town,” FC commandant Colonel Maqbool revealed during a news conference on Thursday.

Meanwhile, police and security forces foiled terror plots in Karachi and Islamabad on Thursday.

FC claimed that they had seized 2,400 anti-personal mines, two anti-tank mines, 516 homemade bombs, six Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), a suicide jacket, religious literatures, computer hard desks, mobile phones, 24 timers, 250 detonators, 61 wire rolls, eight hand grenades, 148 electronic devices, box full of capacitors and other materials used for making bombs.

The colonel said the terrorists had planned to target the Muharram processions in and around Quetta, but the FC received a tip-off, and effected a massive search operation in Chaman to foil the attempt.

“This could have been disastrous,” Colonel Maqbool said.

FC has deployed as many as 950 personnel in different parts of Quetta to protect the processions. FC installed 36 cameras to monitor the situation and keep a close eye on sensitive places.

“The Frontier Corps and Pakistan Army have also been deployed at hill top of the Quetta valley,” Maqbool told the reporters.

Police and FC will remain alert 24 hours during Muharram 10 and will be in contact.

FC personnel displayed most of the explosive materials they seized during the targeted operation.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • f.c
    Nov 14, 2013 - 8:24PM

    not a single word of praise from anyone for f.c and security forces……..??? Had it been a news of a lost person…..there would had been a row of comments against army. @ ET! Don’t publish my comment, your bosses on other side of border won’t be happy. Its enough if only moderator reads it.

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  • f.c
    Nov 14, 2013 - 8:26PM

    well done f.c. God knows how many lives have you saved so far. Long live

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  • asif rahman
    Nov 14, 2013 - 9:00PM

    congratulations FC. keep it up. may Allah help you

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  • Falcon
    Nov 14, 2013 - 9:24PM

    Great work FC. You saved a lot of lives today. Thanks

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  • Silent Night
    Nov 14, 2013 - 9:26PM

    Great job FC! Another blow (pun intended) to the terrorists! This is what we expect from our armed forces, strike before they attack! Congratulations, and thank you for keeping us safe.

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  • Xnain
    Nov 14, 2013 - 9:46PM

    The security situation has certainly improved since the new government has taken place. May Allah keep their and security agencies resolve and moral high in fight against terror.

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  • Azi
    Nov 14, 2013 - 11:16PM

    @f.c:

    Agreed, ET lately has been allowing all sorts of flaming comments from Indians that rarely have anything to do with topic but their need for endless praise over something non-existent. I am glad and thankful to FC’s efforts in averting so many deaths as a result of 3 attempts foiled by lunatics calling themselves human. Indians sure wouldn’t be happy about this.

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  • gp65
    Nov 14, 2013 - 11:41PM

    ETBLOGS1987

    IT looks like throughout Pakistan, the law enforcement agencies have succeeded in preventing terror attacks. This is indeed good news. Hope more successes come their way.

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  • Baloch Southall UK
    Nov 14, 2013 - 11:55PM

    Great job F.C. As a child growing up in Quetta I used to see F.C personal everyday in their black uniforms. But those were very peaceful times. Things got bad to worse after huge influx of afghan refugees in our locality.

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  • SHB
    Nov 15, 2013 - 4:39AM

    How much it costs to buy all these weapons which were confiscated by FC?
    Next step is to find out who is financing all these anti state activities?
    They have to follow the trail of money.
    Some body must have been bringing these weapons for some time.
    God bless Pakistan. Ameen

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