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Security forces foil terror bid near Pak-Afghan border area in Balochistan

September 27, 2016


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QUETTA: Security forces seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition from the Pak-Afghan border area of Panjpai, claimed Frontier Corps (FC) on Tuesday.

"The forces conducted a raid in Nullah and recovered 1800 kilogrammes of explosives, 150 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and other weapons," said Frontier Corps Spokesperson Khan Wasy.

Frontier Corps officials added that each IED weighed 20 kilogrammes.

"The terrorists were trying to shift the weapons and explosive materials to interior parts of Balochistan to carry out subversive activities," Wasy said, adding, "security forces conducted the raid on a tip-off."

No arrests were made as the terrorists fled from the spot.

Bomb disposal squad was also called in later to defuse the IEDs.

In August, the Coun­ter-Terrorism Department (CTD) clai­med to have foiled a terror bid and arrested two men allegedly working for Afghan intelligence.

The men were planning to bomb densely populated areas of the provincial capital in order to cause widespread destruction.