QUETTA: Police and security forces arrested 12 suspects following raids carried out as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in different parts of Balochistan on Sunday.
Eleven of them were arrested during a joint operation conducted by Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and local police in the Killi Deba area of Quetta, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
According to the military’s media wing, the joint police-FC ‘sanitisation’ operation was launched in parts of Quetta late Friday night in view of the recent spate of target killings and bombings in the provincial capital. “More than 3,000 security personnel and 208 teams – also comprising 208 women personnel – are participating in the operation,” Quetta FC Commander Brigadier Khalid Baig told the media on Saturday.
More than 190 weapons, along with caches of ammunition, were also seized during the Killi Deba raid, ISPR said. It added that four medical camps were also established during the operation and as many as 2,420 locals were provided medical treatment.
Meanwhile, another wanted terrorist suspect was apprehended in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Killa Abdullah on Sunday.
According to reports, FC troops and intelligence officials arrested a ‘notorious terrorist’ belonging to a banned organisation from the Killi Segi area of Killa Abdullah.
Rocket launchers and other weapons were also recovered during the operation. ISPR said interrogation of the terror suspect is under way.