Large cache of weapons seized from North Waziristan: ISPR

Updated June 16, 2017


Various types of weapons and ammunition were seized during the operation.─ISPR
Various types of weapons and ammunition were seized during the operation.─ISPR

Security forces seized a large cache of weapons during an intelligence-based operation from the villages of Sar Kunr and Manzr Khel of Datta Khel district, North Waziristan Agency on Friday, an Inter Services Press Relations (ISPR) press release said.

The recovered arms and ammunition include 12.7mm guns, heavy machine guns, sub-machine guns and their respective ammunition boxes.

The seized weapons also included a missile launcher, pistols, "large number" of RPG ammunition of various calibres, Dragunov rifles, 107mm rockets, SBRL, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along with their detonators.

Corps Commander visits LoC

Commander 10 Corps Lt Gen Nadeem Raza while visiting troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Iftikharabad sector expressed his concern over the "continuous ceasefire violations by Indian troops", and ISPR statement read.

While reviewing and expressing his satisfaction on operational readiness and vigilance exercised by the forward troops, Gen Raza said ceasefire violations by Indian troops targeting civilian populations residing near the LoC was a worrying matter.

"He lauded the high morale of deployed troops and unflinching resolve of the civil population in the area and urged for a befitting response to Indian ceasefire violations," the ISPR press release said.

Operation Raddul Fasaad

The Pakistan Army had launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad earlier this year following a spate of terror attacks in the country, which claimed more than a hundred lives and left hundreds of others injured.

The operation seeks to eliminate the "residual/latent threat of terrorism", consolidating the gains made in other military operations, and further ensuring the security of Pakistan's borders.

Hundreds of suspected terrorists have reportedly either been killed or arrested in raids carried out by security personnel since the start of the operation.