CTD seizes large cache of weapons from Quetta


QUETTA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) seized a large cache of arms and ammunition during a raid at Kili Barat area of Quetta.

The CTD spokesperson told media that the raid, conducted in collaboration with law enforcement agencies (LEAs), unearthed a large stack of explosives, weapons and suicide jackets from a house.

“The raid was carried out on a tip-off by arrested terrorists of a banned militant organisation,” the spokesperson said, adding no arrest was made during the raid.

Last week, Quetta witnessed a major terrorist bid where five suicide bombers, attempting to storm the FC Madadgar Centre, were intercepted and killed by security forces.

“All five terrorists [were] killed by security forces,” an Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) statement said. “All five attackers were apparently Afghans.”

According to the ISPR, four soldiers were also injured in the ensuing exchange of fire and were shifted to the CMH in Quetta for treatment.

The militants mounted the attack in retaliation for the killing of the Balochistan Lashkar-e-Jhanvi chief Salman Badeni, a day earlier, in one of the city’s most secure neighbourhoods near Quetta cantonment.