QUETTA: The Frontier Corps (FC) seized a large quantity of explosive materials, suicide jackets and detonators from two illegal bomb factories from Tuba Achakzai area in Killa Abdullah district, near Chaman at the Afghan border.
The two factories have been shut down following the operation.
Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) Major General Ijaz Shahid and Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua said during a press conference that the FC on a tip off raised a terrorist hideout in the mountainous area of Tuba Achakzai Tehsil, near Afghan border.
The FC seized 1650 anti-personnel mines, 480 hand grenades, 2524 kilograms of explosive materials, seven suicide jackets, IEDs, remote control devices and other arms and ammunition.
In addition, five kilogrammes of ball bearings as well as 17,500 explosive sticks and 23 rockets were seized during the operation.
“The maps of Balochistan, Pakistan and world were recovered during the operation,” IG FC said, adding that they wanted to target Quetta and other districts of Balochistan or Pakistan.
Modern laboratories were found in both factories where they were experimenting with explosives and chemicals.
Janjua said this was a major accomplishment of the FC who have foiled a terror threat and saved countless innocent lives.