Police arrest four suspected militants, defuse bomb in Quetta

Published December 28, 2014
Security forces personnel patrol at an empty bazaar during a search operation. — AFP/File
Security forces personnel patrol at an empty bazaar during a search operation. — AFP/File

QUETTA: Frontier Corps and Police arrested four suspected militants including a key commander from Sariab road area of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province on Sunday morning.

Imran Qureshi, a senior police officer told Dawn that FC and police conducted a joint operation in Sariab road area of Quetta and arrested four militants of a banned militant organisation.

Security forces also recovered arms from the possession of the militants and were later moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation, Qureshi said. The militants were involved in acts of targeted killings, kidnappings and other saboteur activities, he added.

Police and FC faced no resistance during the raid.

In the meantime, police and security forces also foiled a major terror bid in Browery Road area of Quetta. Police sources told Dawn that forces defused a suicide jacket, which was kept close to a drain.

The suicide jacket weighed 10 kilograms, police said, adding that the bomb disposal squad was summoned immediately.

Security forces and police have launched operations in different parts of Balochistan in the aftermath of Peshawar carnage and had taken up into custody more than 15 suspected militants from different parts of the province.

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