Security forces on Monday seized a truck carrying around 5,000 kilogrammes of explosives as it was attempting to enter Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan that makes borders with Iran and Afghanistan.
They also recovered a large number of weapons during raids and searches conducted in Quetta, Panjgur and Zhob areas of the province. Weapons seized during the raids include landmines, improvised explosives devices (IEDs), rocket launchers, mortar bombs and a large number of AK-47 rifles along with thousands of rounds of ammunition.
A truck laden with 5,000 kilograms of explosives was seized and 3 Daesh-allied takfiri terrorists were arrested as they made an attempt to enter Quetta.
“Terrorists wanted to sneak into Balochistan after the military operation in tribal belt,” Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti told media personnel at Frontier Corps’ Madadgar Centre citing Operation Zarb-e-Azb by armed forces of Pakistan.
Bugti said that terrorists were facing a tough time in the aftermath of operation Zarb-i-Azb and they were trying to hide in different parts of the country.
Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua, Inspector General Frontier Corps, Major General Ejaz Shahid and other high-ranking officials were also present on the occasion.
Bugti stated that terrorists were trying to smuggle weapons into Balochistan to carry out major terrorists activities. “Our forces and intelligence agencies foiled their nefarious designs,” he added.