Six militants, including two commanders, held in Rawalpindi combing operations

Published: August 12, 2016
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This photo shows Pakistan Army soldiers searching a suspected terrorist hideout during a combing operation in Rawalpindi on Thursday night. PHOTO: ISPR

This photo shows Pakistan Army soldiers searching a suspected terrorist hideout during a combing operation in Rawalpindi on Thursday night. PHOTO: ISPR

Days after Pakistan Army launched country-wide combing operations to bust terror cells, six suspected militants, including two terrorist commanders, were arrested during successful raids in the outskirts of Rawalpindi on Thursday night, ISPR said.

PHOTO: ISPR

“The combing operations were carried out last night to nab terrorists in Kallar Sayedan and Gujar Khan areas of Rawalpindi district,” said a statement issued by the military’s media wing on Friday.

Army launches combing operations in Quetta

The army further claimed to have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), from the possession of the arrested accused.

PHOTO: ISPR

The army on Wednesday launched combing operations in the suburbs of Quetta three days after a suicide bombing killed 74 people, mostly lawyers, at the city’s Civil Hospital.

The ISPR, however, did not provide details of the operations which were ordered by Army chief General Raheel Sharif during a high-level security meeting in Quetta. The decision was taken during an emergency security meeting chaired by the army chief at Pakistan Army’s Balochistan Corps Headquarters on Monday.

Army chief orders intelligence agencies to conduct country-wide combing operations

Earlier on Wednesday, law enforcers rounded up nearly two dozen suspects in raids in different neighbourhoods of Quetta. “Some of the 20 suspects have links with banned groups,” a police official told The Express Tribune. “We are interrogating them for any possible link to Monday’s bombing.”

 

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Hameed
    Aug 12, 2016 - 1:53PM

    Another topi drama. Noting will happen in the long run as the plan seems to be to, through acts of terrorism, keep pubic scared so they don’t question funding and businesses of security agencies.Recommend

  • JSM
    Sep 11, 2016 - 7:48AM

    Must be RAW agents.Recommend

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