Eight Afghan refugees among 16 suspects held in Balochistan raids

Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs, rockets and explosives recovered, says ISPR

News Desk January 12, 2018
Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs, rockets and explosives recovered. PHOTO: ISPR

Frontier Corps (FC) has arrested 16 suspects including eight illegal Afghan refugees during raids in different areas of Balochistan, a few days after a suicide bomber killed seven people near the provincial assembly.

"Balochistan FC conducted IBOs [intelligence-based operations] in Sambaza, Sibbi, Hazar Ganji areas," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday.

"Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs [improvised explosive devices], rockets, explosives recovered," the military's media wing added.

Reforms to improve Rangers, Frontier Constabulary on cards

On Tuesday, seven people including five Balochistan Constabulary personnel were martyred after a bomber struck a security forces truck in Quetta.

The attack, claimed by the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, took place on GPO Chowk, a busy street in a high-security zone some 300 metres from the Balochistan Assembly.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, a military offensive against the “latent threat of terrorism”, was launched in February last year.


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