Security forces on Friday foiled a major terror bid by seizing an explosive-laden vehicle in Quetta’s Panjpai area.
A security official said that forces also apprehended an alleged suicide bomber along with the explosive-laden vehicle. He said 200 bombs were recovered from the explosive-laden vehicle during the raid.
“Forces acted quickly and did not face any resistance,” he said, adding that the explosive-laden vehicle was being brought to Quetta to carry out a major act of terrorism.
Intelligence agencies and anti-terrorist forces personnel also picked up a suspected Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander from Balochistan’s Pishin area on Friday morning.
Security sources said one low-level TTP militant was also arrested during the operation and forces recovered weapons from the suspect’s possession.
In another incident, Frontier Corps personnel recovered arms and ammunition from an Alto car in the Gulistan area of Killa Abdullah district. No arrests were made as miscreants had abandoned the vehicle for fear of raid.
Since the catastrophic attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School on Dec 16, security forces in Balochistan have launched a crackdown against militants of banned organisations in different parts of the province.