Army seizes large cache of weapons from Waziristan Agency

June 21, 2017

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The seized weapons and ammunition on display. ─ Photo: ISPR
The seized weapons and ammunition on display. ─ Photo: ISPR

The Army on Wednesday said it had recovered a cache of weapons from Waziristan Agency.

According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), an intelligence-based operation was conducted in the villages of Zarkai and Maidankai in which a significant quantity of weapons and ammunition was recovered.

Recovered weapons included light machine guns, 12.7mm machine guns, RPG7s, SMGs, grenades, rifles, pistols, explosive boxes, anti-personnel mines and daggers.

Ammunition recovered included RPG7 rockets, 14.5mm ammunition rounds, ammunition boxes of 12.7mm guns, 12-bore rifle rounds, as well as heavy and small machine gun rounds.

The raids were part of the ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad

The Pakistan Army 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.