Radd-ul-Fasaad: 11 BRA militants held in Balochistan raids

Published: December 3, 2017
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An FC convoy in an undated picture. PHOTO: APP/FILE

An FC convoy in an undated picture. PHOTO: APP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: As many as 11 ‘terrorists’ of a proscribed militant outfit have been apprehended during search operations in various parts of Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.

PHOTO: ISPR

According to the military’s media wing, the militants belonging to Baloch Republican Army (BRA) were held during intelligence-based operations carried out by Balochistan Frontier Corps, Levies force and intelligence agencies in Sanni Shoran area south of Sibbi.

PHOTO: ISPR

“A cache of arms and ammunition recovered through an IBOs in Ilyasi Nullah, Dera Bugti and Dukki,” the ISPR said, adding that the raids were conducted as part of the ongoing country-wide military operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

PHOTO: ISPR

Meanwhile, in a separate raid, security forces claimed to have recovered four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from Qila Saifullah which were later defused.

A possible terror attack was foiled by the Balochistan Levies force in Kohlu district in the early hours of Sunday.

Last month, another major terrorist incident was averted by the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and intelligence agencies after conducting an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Sur China, Zhob district near Pak-Afghan border. A bomb-laden motorcycle as improvised explosive device (IED), hidden in nullah was also recovered.

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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