FC thwarts terror bid in Balochistan: ISPR

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Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) and intelligence agencies on Sunday recovered a heavy cache of arms and ammunition in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) department said.

The IBO, conducted in Channah Nullah and Chatthar area near Dera Murad Jamali, was part of the ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad that was launched this year on February 22.

Law enforcement agencies recovered 850 kilograms of black explosives, 252 grenades, 236 grenade fuses, machine guns ammunition and a sniper rifle, the military’s media wing said.

Balochistan FC foiled a major terror bid last month by recovering 1,300 kilograms of ammunition in search operations conducted in a number of areas across the province.

The operation was conducted in Kohlu, Ghazi Nullah and Naseerabad.

A statement issued by the ISPR said that the recovered ammunition was intended for use in terror strikes in the province. SMG, rockets, grenades and maps of sensitive sites were also recovered by the security officials.