Eight suspected militants arrested from Gwadar

FC spokesperson says suspects were involved in Jiwani airport attack

Mohammad Zafar September 15, 2015
A file photo of Frontier Corps personnel. PHOTO: EXPRESS

GWADAR: Frontier Crops (FC) arrested on Tuesday at least eight militants belonging to banned outfits during a raid in Gwadar.

"The suspects were involved in terrorist activities, including an attack on Jiwani airport near Balochistan's Gwadar district," a FC spokesperson told The Express Tribune.

Read: FC arrests 11 terrorists in Turbat, Gwadar

The spokesperson said the suspects were also involved in acts of target killing and have been taken to an unknown location for further investigation.

In August, gunmen armed with automatic weapons attacked Jiwani airport near Balochistan’s Gwadar district, killing two people.

Read: Two killed as militants attack Jiwani airport in Balochistan

Up to a dozen attackers torched navigation equipment at Jiwani airport in Gwadar district before entering the building, a spokesperson for Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.

“The attackers entered the building and killed a superintendent and injured a supervisor critically,” spokesperson Pervez George told AFP.


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