Frontier Corps (FC) averted a major terrorist activity in Balochistan by conducting Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) on suspected terrorist hideouts in Karbala and Pishin.
Six suspected terrorists were apprehended and a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 500kgs of explosives, suicide jackets, prepared Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), submachine guns, mines, and various communication equipment were recovered.
Last week, four FC troops were martyred and seven others were seriously injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest at a check post in the outskirts of Balochistan’s provincial capital.
FC conducts operation in Balochistan
According to official sources, the incident took place in the mountainous area of Nosahar, some 30 km to the west of Quetta, where the FC has established multiple check posts to keep an eye on the movement of extremist elements.
“It was a suicide attack in which the bomber blew him up inside the check post,” an official source said. “There were over a dozen FC men present inside the post at the time of the blast,” he added.
After the explosion, the FC troops deployed at other check posts in the area and levies officials rushed to the site and started the rescue operation. They shifted the injured and bodies to a government hospital.
FC Balochistan recovers weapons during IBO
Sources said the remains of the victims were found at a distance from the check post.
Four victims of the suicide bombing were identified as Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Imran, Javed Ahmed and Muhammad Rashid.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.