Terror bid foiled: Over a ton of explosives recovered near Pak-Afghan border

Another IED was defused in Turbat


Mohammad Zafar September 28, 2016
“Unknown men planted an IED to target security personnel but the explosive device had been recovered and defused timely,” the spokesman added. PHOTO: PPI

QUETTA: The Frontier Corps claimed to have recovered a huge cache of explosives, including IEDs, from near the Pak-Afghan border on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, FC Balochistan raided a compound near Panjpai and recovered explosives.

“At least 1.9 tonnes of explosive material and 150 prepared IEDs to carry out terror attacks in Balochistan were recovered,” the FC spokesman said.

However, no arrests were made in the raid.

“IEDs were fitted in cans weighing 30kg filled with explosive material,” he said, adding that the material was being transferred to other cities of the province.



Meanwhile, in another incident FC Balochistan recovered an IED planted on the Gomazi Road area of Turbat.

“Unknown men planted an IED to target security personnel but the explosive device had been recovered and defused timely,” the spokesman added.

He said the IED weighed eight kilograms and was planted near the road to target security forces.

Gas pipeline blown

Unidentified men blew up a gas pipeline in the Loti area of Dera Bugti district on Tuesday.

According to the sources, unidentified miscreants planted an explosive device besides a pipeline in the Loti area of Dera Bugti district which went off, damaging a portion of the gas pipeline.

The explosion caused suspension of gas supply to the Loti area. The BPL authority stated that repair work was underway.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2016.

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