Terror bid foiled in Zhob, security forces attacked in Awaran


Security forces on Thursday claimed to have foiled a terror bid in Balochsitan’s Zhob district.

“Terrorists had dumped the weapons, and we raided the spot after receiving credible information,” said a security official.

Security forces claim to have recovered two rocket launchers, nine landmines and other weapons during the raid.

The raid was conducted at a spot used as a sanctuary by a proscribed organisation, added the security official.

No arrests were made as the alleged terrorists had fled from the spot before the arrival of security forces.

In a separate incident, one security personnel was killed and another injured when their vehicle was attacked by suspected militants in Balochistan’s Awaran district.

The vehicle came under fire as it was enroute to Mashkail from Awaran.

“One security official Parvez was killed, while another, Rasheed, was injured in the attack,” said an official from the Frontier Corps (FC).

The injured FC official was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Additional forces from security agencies reached the spot and started their initial investigation.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.