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FC foils terror bid in Quetta

31 October, 2014

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QUETTA: Frontier Corps announced to have foiled a major bid of terrorism by seizing 4000 kilograms of explosives, suicide jackets, rockets and other weapons from different parts of Balochistan.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, FC's Deputy Inspector General Brigadier Tahir Mehmood said that raids were conducted in the Gulistan area of district Qilla Abdullah and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti was also present during the press conference. Brigadier Mehmood said that one accused, identified as an Afghan national, was also arrested during the operation. He also said that 31 sub machine guns, 101 missiles and other weapons were also recovered from Gulistan.

He said that explosives and weapons were being brought to Quetta and other parts of Balochistan to carry out subversive activities on the eve of Muharram. The home minister accused India's RAW intelligence agency and Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security for creating unrest in the province.

"They are creating unrest in Balochistan to achieve their nefarious designs," he said. He also said that the government and security agencies along with people were determined to fight back the elements creating law and order problem here.

Bugti further said that anti-state elements were bent upon destroying the peace in Balochistan. "We will not bow down before terrorists," he said. He praised the security forces for foiling major bid of terrorism by seizing huge arms and ammunition during Muharramul Harram.


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