Cache of explosives recovered during raid in Chaman

January 03, 2014

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Security sources said that acting on a tip-off received from intelligence agencies, an operation was conducted on a house during which two suspects were also taken into custody. — File photo
Security sources said that acting on a tip-off received from intelligence agencies, an operation was conducted on a house during which two suspects were also taken into custody. — File photo

CHAMAN: Security forces conducted an operation on Friday and recovered a huge quantity of explosives, weapons and other documentation maps from Balochistan’s Chaman district near the Pak-Afghan border, DawnNews reported.

Security sources said that acting on a tip-off received from intelligence agencies, an operation was conducted on a house situated in the Guldara Baghicha area of Chaman district during which two suspects were also taken into custody.

During the raid security forces claimed to have recovered almost one and half tonnes of explosive materials, 100 assembled improvised explosive devices, 109 land mines, weapons and other equipment used in the making of bombs.

The security personnel also got hold of numerous maps and other documents pertaining to Quetta and Chaman areas of the province.

Sources further said that the two arrested suspects were shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigation adding that one of the suspects allegedly belonged to a banned organisation.

Chaman is a small town in the southwestern province of Balochistan and is one of the two main crossing points for supplies for American and Nato troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.