Pakistani forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan; suicide bomber arrested alive

02:11 PM | 15 Jan, 2019
Pakistani forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan; suicide bomber arrested alive
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QUETTA – Security forces have foiled a terrorist activity in southwestern Balochistan province by arresting a suicide bomber alive, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday.

During an intelligence based operations (IBO), the security forces raided a suspected terrorist hideout in Chaman from where they apprehended an unregistered Afghan individual along with ready suicide jackets, IEDs making material, and communication equipment, according to the military’s media wing.

Last week, two terrorists were killed in intelligence-based operations conducted by the Frontier Corps in Balochistan’s Kalat, Kharan and Maiwand areas.

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The raids were carried out as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, or ‘Elimination of evils’, which was launched on Feb 22, 2017 following a series of deadly bombings across the country in that year.

In those raids, the security forces also recovered weapons and ammunition, including sub-machine guns, IEDs, grenades, mines, RPG-7 rockets and communication equipment.

Days before that, four security officials were martyred and as many others were wounded while staving off a terrorist attack on a training center of a paramilitary force in central Balochistan.

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Four terrorists – including a suicide bomber – were also killed in the botched attack on the Frontier Corps training centre in Loralai district.