Bomb factories raid: FC seizes huge cache of arms, explosives in Chaman

Published: December 28, 2013
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1,650 anti-tank mines, 480 hand grenades and 2524 kilograms of explosive material was recovered. PHOTO: ONLINE

1,650 anti-tank mines, 480 hand grenades and 2524 kilograms of explosive material was recovered. PHOTO: ONLINE

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.

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  • John the Baptist
    Dec 28, 2013 - 4:53PM

    Great work!!!. Shows that our institutions, fully supported and then left alone to do their duties, can deliver!

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  • samir
    Dec 28, 2013 - 5:02PM

    Convince me that India is not involved. Such quantities cannot be assembled without external provisions and support. And I am sure they were not stored for fun.

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  • Appauled
    Dec 28, 2013 - 5:34PM

    @samir
    India is your enemy country..If you think for one second that they will not try to do everything in their power to hurt you.. you need to rethink that stance.

    When faced with an enemy.. any intellegent person will defend itself knowing that fact.. Unfortunately here in Pakistan we except our enemies to just STOP Harming us while we continue our campaigns against them,

    India will try to destablize Pakistan every chance it gets..what we need to do is work our best to protect ourselves and stop the internal issues..that is the best thing we can do to stop India

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  • Dec 28, 2013 - 5:46PM

    Good work.There should be more in province.Separatist are using such factories for their bad aims towards Balochistan and Pakistan.Recommend

  • Ahmed Hazheer
    Dec 28, 2013 - 6:18PM

    @samir:
    Who needs India when 2 of the worlds biggest arms manufacturing countries poured unimaginable amount of these stuff In Afghanistan over the past 3 decades. And unless you have noticed, Chaman is a bordering city with Afghanistan and the borders are not so impenetrable ;)

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  • umar
    Dec 28, 2013 - 6:18PM

    These bomb factories should be destroyed. There is no mention of any arrests. The workers, the owners, the customers and the financiers should all be traced and dealt with firmly. There should be operation in North Waziristan as well so that the Taliban are derived of these deadly devices.

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  • umar
    Dec 28, 2013 - 6:19PM

    These bomb factories should be destroyed. There is no mention of any arrests. The workers, the owners, the customers and the financiers should all be traced and dealt with firmly. There should be operation in North Waziristan as well so that the Taliban are derived of these deadly devices.Recommend

  • unbelievable
    Dec 28, 2013 - 6:33PM

    @samir:

    Convince me that India is not
    involved. Such quantities cannot be
    assembled without external provisions
    and support. And I am sure they were
    not stored for fun.

    Classic conspiracy theory nonsense – blame everything on the boogeyman and accept no responsibility for the terrorism that emanate from Pakistan. Why would India sponsor bomb making factories to be used against USA/NATO/Afghan troops? Why would the USA be silent about it?

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  • Ifz
    Dec 28, 2013 - 6:40PM

    Now you should know why Baluchistan have the highest number of missing persons in the list!
    not that I approve of such measures.

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  • Mohammed
    Dec 28, 2013 - 6:49PM

    A good chance that the money came from our “friends” the Saudis. The Saudis have helped to overthrow a legit govt in Egypt, caused chaos in Syria, sided with the Israelis against Iran, backed nutcases in Pakistan and Afghanistan and generally caused chaos in the muslim world in a desperate attempt to spread whabbism. Remind again who the real enemies are?

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  • Truth_Seeker
    Dec 28, 2013 - 6:55PM

    @samir:
    So you want somebody to prove a negative? Can you prove you had nothing to do with the drone attacks? Try proving it and you’ll have an idea what I am referring to.

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  • LunacyAsailam
    Dec 28, 2013 - 6:59PM

    @samir: India is certainly not involved. Yes, one can assume that RAW will plan the break up of Pakistan, but its wont happen unless the people of Pakistan will; no foreigner help can assemble soo many weapons without local support. Islam is not a common thread, that weak thread has all died long ago, just like the oldest of you all..Zorastrians.The story will thus continue, there is and was only 1 India, but there were and will be many Pakistans & China’s & Europes..so on and so forth.

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  • FAZ
    Dec 28, 2013 - 7:08PM

    @samir:
    No brother! We ourselves trained them along with CIA back in the 70’s and 80’s. Yes Indian funding via indirect sources cannot be igonored. But let me share my perspective if ET ever allows this to be published
    I remember how Israel made weapons were smuggled to Egypt and then transferred to our brave (yet ignorant) mujahideen. (Watch Charlie Wison’s war)
    Jihad is done by your own “maal” and your own “jaan”. And the jaan, is not limited to me, my son or your family member only. The jaan supposed to be leading the front is of the leader! In our case the leader and their sons were way way back somewhere is Islamabad or Riyad. And the maal coming in, was of the Jew in the form of weaponry, technology and trainings. We openly use the name of our religion for such open violations and yet expect Allah will grant us mercy. No wonder what we are facing today is HIS wrath in the form of TTP and its allies. We fought a war against the Russians and were allies to the US. Plain and simple. And we are doing the same. When we call that and today’s war againt terror, a jihad we must know what we are saying because Jihade Badar was also a jihad of 313 unarmed men against a 1000 troops on horse backs! That was Jihad!! When we use religion for our own motives and as a nation believe in what we are doing is always right, our doom starts. May ALLAH guide us as a nation so that sensible leaders are born amongst us. Not some industrialists or a mulla or a capitalist educated fascist that we gladly import from Europe

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  • Fateh Mohammed
    Dec 28, 2013 - 7:19PM

    Well done for sure but no comment on the number of terrorist caught or they all escaped to plan new factories . Any ways , am fervently hoping all were caught with their bosses .

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  • Sajid Ali
    Dec 28, 2013 - 7:44PM

    Was anyone arrested?? Why don’t they publicly ever disclose who was behind all this??

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  • A2Z
    Dec 28, 2013 - 8:37PM

    “Modern laboratories” are enough to suggest that US, UK or India are definitely behind them. terrorists just want the material and use it, they are not interested in experimentation with those.

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  • Grace
    Dec 28, 2013 - 8:46PM

    @samir: It is already known that India uses Afghanistan as a base to further this criminal activity in Pakistan. Remember the US Defense Secretary Chucvk Hagel saying that India was working from Afghanistan to cause mischief in Pakistan. Great work by the FC to shut down these cowards who target civilians to please foreign masters!

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  • Moiz Omar
    Dec 28, 2013 - 8:54PM

    Good job by the Frontier Corps!!!

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  • Moiz Omar
    Dec 28, 2013 - 9:00PM

    The Afghans probably help the people who construct these factories. Deport ALL Afghans from Pakistan.

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  • numbersnumbers
    Dec 28, 2013 - 10:16PM

    @Grace:
    Please get your facts straight!
    Chuck Hagel was NOT Defense Secretary when that statement was attributed to him around a decade ago!

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  • objective observer
    Dec 28, 2013 - 10:27PM

    Seems like the new general may be reanalyzing the net benefits of these so called assets. The support has always been internal. Lets not fool ourselves.

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  • Lala Gee
    Dec 29, 2013 - 12:31AM

    @samir:

    The huge arms is the evidence that India is involved! No Muslim of Pakistan will hurt another fellow Pakistani

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  • ishrat salim
    Dec 29, 2013 - 3:10AM

    great ! but we are yet to go to the root in order to STOP in-flow….why it is not done is a big question ?

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  • numbersnumbers
    Dec 29, 2013 - 9:24AM

    @Lala Gee:
    So are you saying that the TTP/Taliban/Al Qaeda must be entirely made up of “Non-Muslims” since (according to you) no Muslim could have been involved in the countless terrorist attacks in Pakistan that have probably killed more than 30,000 Muslims over the past decade!

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  • Sidster
    Dec 29, 2013 - 4:48PM

    Well done Frontier Constabulary.May Allah give you many more success like this to bring peace in Baluchistan and Pakistan, Ameen.

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