Security forces foil major terror plot in Mastung ahead of Muharram


Security forces foiled a major terrorism plot on Saturday when they seized a huge cache of arms and explosives from Balochistan’s Mastung district, a security official said.

The official, requesting anonymity, said that intelligence agencies acting on a tip-off conducted a raid at a house in Kanak area of Mastung district, some 50 kilometres southwest of Quetta.

He said a suspect was arrested during the raid and was shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

“One of the rooms was filled with explosive material,” he said, adding that forces also recovered arms and ammunition from the house.

“Forces did not face any resistance during the operation,” he said.

He said the intelligence suggested that the explosive material and weapons were being brought to Quetta to carry out terrorism activities during the holy month of Muharram.

Quetta, the capital of insurgency-hit Balochistan province, has been plagued by rising sectarian violence in recent years.

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