Security forces foil terror bid in southwestern Pakistan

By on May 21, 2017


ISLAMABAD–Pakistani security forces foiled a terror bid by confiscating heavy cache of weapons in Quetta, the provincial capital of the country’s southwest Balochistan Province, the military said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan army’s media wing, said in a statement that the security forces raided a hidden weapons depot on Saturday and seized a huge quantity of a variety of weapons in the outskirts of Quetta.

The statement said that the weapons, including locally-made improvised explosive devices, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, hundreds of hand-grenades and other weapons and ammunitions.

The operation was conducted by the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force, following an intelligence information, the ISPR said. No arrest was made during the operation.

Some security experts told local media that the raid might be conducted on a tip-off given by militants who surrendered to authorities on Friday.

At least 26 militants belonging to various outlawed groups surrendered to authorities in Khuzdar district of Balochistan on Friday, and vowed to denounce violence and work for the country.