Levies forces and political administration officials averted a major disaster by defusing improvised explosive devices and rockets that were rigged to blow in a Parachinar market.
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Security officials uncovered the terrorist plot when they arrested a terrorist during a joint operation early Sunday morning. During questioning, the terrorist revealed that explosives had been planted in Usmania Plaza, located in Kurmi Bazaar.
Officials rushed to the spot and defused three IEDs and rockets. They also rounded up 17 suspects from the area.
The Political Agent and IG of Frontier Constabulary have lauded efforts of Levies forces to prevent a major disaster from taking place and have announced cash prizes for them.
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Meanwhile, representatives of Tori Bangash tribe, including Haji Faqir Hussain, Ibrar Hussain Jan and others, have vowed to support the security forces and cooperate with them in the future to eliminate militants.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2016.