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Quetta police. — File Photo

QUETTA: The police have arrested seven suspects and seized two explosive laden vehicles from Kuchlak area, some 25 kilometers from the provincial capital at late night between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Police told APP that after receiving information, a police patrolling team headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Jalal Tareen intercepted two explosive laden vehicle near Railway Gate on Khuclak-Bostan road near Sahibzada petroleum service station within limits of police station  Kuchlak and arrested seven suspects besides seizing these vehicles.

The vehicles were loaded with lethal explosives and weapons.

Bomb disposal squad teams have been called in to inspect the seized explosives.

The arrested suspects have been shifted to unknown destination and special investigation teams have been interrogating them.

The accused include Muhammad Khan, Mahmood Khan, Rehmatullah and Rafiullah.

The police while quoting preliminary investigation said that apparently, the accused wanted to smuggle the explosives and weapons to Quetta to commit an act of violence.

They, however, added that a timely action by the law enforcement personnel has save the metropolis from a great loss. The explosive materials were being transported from Zhob district to Quetta district, police added. Further probe was underway.