Five ‘terrorists’ arrested, weapons recovered in Balochistan raids

Published: March 18, 2018
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IBOs carried out in Quetta, Uch, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Pishin and Sibbi in connection with ongoing Op Radd-ul-Fasaad. PHOTO: ISPR

IBOs carried out in Quetta, Uch, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Pishin and Sibbi in connection with ongoing Op Radd-ul-Fasaad. PHOTO: ISPR

At least five suspected terrorists were arrested and a large cache of weapons and explosives recovered in raids carried out by security forces in different areas of Balochistan on Sunday, the military’s media wing said.

“Security Forces conducted IBOs (intelligence based operations) in Quetta, Uch, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Pishin and Sibbi area of Balochistan,” said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The security forces said that five suspected terrorists were apprehended while six others surrendered during the raids.

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Two arrested, weapons recovered in Balochistan raids

A large cache of arms and ammunition including mines, prepared IEDs, explosives, detonators, submachine guns and communication equipment were also recovered during the IBOs.

PHOTO: ISPR

The raids were part of the ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, a military offensive launched in February 2017 against the ‘latent threat of terrorism’.

PHOTO: ISPR

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