Major terror bid foiled in Balochistan, 23 IEDs recovered in operation

U.S. Airmen with the 570th Contingency Response Group (CRG) stand outside the CRG command post at Geronimo Landing Zone at Fort Polk, La. Oct 15, 2012, during joint readiness training exercise Decisive Action. The exercise included emphasis on joint forcible entry, phased deployment with an airborne parachute operation, a combined noncombatant evacuation, combine arms maneuver, wide area security, unconventional warfare and unified land operations in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational environment. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres, U.S. Air Force /Released)

The Frontier Corps (FC) and intelligence agencies on Wednesday recovered 23 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during a joint operation against the Jamaat-ul-Ahraar faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

As part of the new-launched crackdown against militants, the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) raided Killi Shah Karaiz near Loralai, Balochistan against the network led by Wahab Zakhbail.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the IEDs were being transported to the area by TTP elements to target LEA vehicles and Loralai University buses carrying students. Thus, the timely action helped averted a major terrorist incident.

Earlier this week, nearly a dozen training camps and hideouts of the terrorist groups were destroyed and over a dozen terrorists — including a top trainer of suicide bombers — were killed in two days of artillery shelling. The JuA has claimed responsibility for most of the recent terror attacks in the country.

Following the sharp spike in terrorist attacks, military announced on Wednesday the launch of a new nationwide military offensive, codenamed Radd-ul-Fasaad (suppressing mischief), with an aim to eliminate remnants of terrorists.

Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, civil armed forces and other security and law enforcement agencies would also participate and support the efforts to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.