Operation Radd-ul-Fassad: Terror bid foiled in Bajaur Agency

Published: July 25, 2017
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PHOTO: ISPR

PHOTO: ISPR

A day after a deadly suicide blast in Lahore, Frontier Corps (FC) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) conducted on Tuesday an intelligence-based operation (IBO), foiling a major terrorist activity in Bajaur Agency, the military’s media wing reported.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a large cache of arms, ammunition, explosives – including sub-machine guns, RPG 7, fully prepared suicide jackets, remote control bomb, 11 boxes of ball-bearings, grenade and communication equipment, recovered in Duagai area of Tehsil Mamond.

While visiting the Lahore blast victims on Tuesday, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said regional actors and hostile intelligence agencies were fully involved to use terror as policy tool.

“Concurrent blasts at Kabul and Lahore are testimony of our stance that both Pakistan and Afghanistan are victims of terrorism,” Gen Qamar was quoted by the ISPR as saying.

“[The two countries] will continue to suffer if these actors are able to use Afghanistan territory with impunity,” he added.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, or Elimination of Discord, was launched in February after a sharp uptick in terrorist attacks in the country.

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