Frontier Corps (FC) has arrested 16 suspects including eight illegal Afghan refugees during raids in different areas of Balochistan, a few days after a suicide bomber killed seven people near the provincial assembly.
“Balochistan FC conducted IBOs [intelligence-based operations] in Sambaza, Sibbi, Hazar Ganji areas,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday.
“Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs [improvised explosive devices], rockets, explosives recovered,” the military’s media wing added.
On Tuesday, seven people including five Balochistan Constabulary personnel were martyred after a bomber struck a security forces truck in Quetta.
The attack, claimed by the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, took place on GPO Chowk, a busy street in a high-security zone some 300 metres from the Balochistan Assembly.
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, a military offensive against the “latent threat of terrorism”, was launched in February last year.
Large cache of arms and ammunition recovered in operation in Dhadar and Mastung, says ISPR
Rescue workers and Law Enforcement Agencies reaches the spot and shifts the body and injured to Civil Hospital
Explosives, arms, ammunition and communication equipment recovered: ISPR